Shelter Scotland



Fringe comedy stars to raise the roof for Shelter Scotland

Half a dozen of the comedy world’s finest rib-ticklers have signed-up to bring in the laughs and the cash for Shelter Scotland at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Published 22 July 2019

Reversing the Tide: Putting Rights at the Heart of Homelessness and Social Security

By Shelter Scotland campaigns & policy officer Aoife Deery

Published 16 July 2019

Far-right group accused of targeting homeless people in Glasgow

Homelessness charities have raised concerns that a nationalist far-right group is targeting some of Glasgow's most vulnerable people with their propaganda.

Published 16 July 2019

Consultation reveals support for changes to intentionality homelessness legislation

New legislation to remove the duty on local authorities to test if someone's homelessness application was ‘intentional’ will come into effect from November, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

Published 11 July 2019

Serco and Home Office urged to halt lock change notices until legal clarification

A coalition of charities has urged Serco to bring an end to its lock-change evictions of asylum seekers, days before the private housing provider is expected to enter the first premises in Glasgow, until the legality of the action is clarified in law.

Published 10 July 2019

Call for action to reduce Scottish social housing evictions as progress stalls

Progress in reducing evictions within Scotland’s social housing sector has levelled off in the last few years, with the number of evictions increasing by 44% between 2013/14 and 2017/18.

Published 5 July 2019

Government urged to address ‘housing emergency’ as homeless applications rise to 100 a day

Homelessness applications in Scotland rose by 3% to 100 a day in the past year while the number of households and children in temporary accommodation also increased, new figures have revealed.

Published 27 June 2019

Lisa Glass: Making rights real – the new National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership

Shelter Scotland’s Lisa Glass responds to the Scottish Government's announcement of a National Taskforce on human rights and asks how can this improve things for those facing homelessness?

Published 19 June 2019

More than 1,000 empty homes brought back in record-breaking year

A record number of privately-owned empty homes in Scotland were brought back into use with help from local councils last year.

Published 12 June 2019

Shelter Scotland wins Scottish Social Services Award for Time For Change project

A new approach that uses the untapped, expert lived experience of former homeless people in Glasgow has won a prestigious award.

Published 6 June 2019

Call for action as number of people with disabilities on housing waiting lists soars

The Scottish Government has been urged to set a target for new disabled housing after research found that the number of disabled people on housing waiting lists has risen by almost 80% in the last two years.

Published 23 May 2019

Graeme Brown: 20 years of housing and homelessness in the Scottish Parliament

Shelter Scotland director Graeme Brown reviews progress on housing and homelessness since 1999.

Published 8 May 2019

Emergency welfare funding statistics highlight plight of struggling households

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland said the underlying causes of poverty must be tackled as new figures revealed nearly a third of a million low income households accessed emergency funding to help with the costs of essentials such as food and heating in the past six years.

Published 1 May 2019

Shelter Scotland calls for end to local connection and intentionality homelessness tests

Plans by the Scottish Government to remove barriers for people needing to access homelessness services are welcome but don’t go far enough, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 29 April 2019

Aoife Deery: Why local connection and intentionality homelessness tests need to change

Shelter Scotland campaigns & policy officer, Aoife Deery, discusses the Scottish Government’s consultation on its plans to change the rules around local connection and intentionality with regards to homelessness.

Published 26 April 2019