Shelter Scotland



Serco's lock-change evictions of asylum seekers deemed lawful by Scotland’s highest civil court

Scotland’s highest civil court has found that lock-change evictions of asylum seekers without court orders are lawful in a judgment whose implications are "deeply concerning".

Published 14 November 2019

Swan Group to support Shelter Scotland's Sleepwalk 2019

Swan Group is supporting this year's Shelter Scotland Sleepwalk in Glasgow on Tuesday 3rd December.

Published 13 November 2019

More than 100 empty homes a month brought back into use in Scotland

New data from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has revealed that more than 100 formerly empty homes are being brought back into use every month thanks to specialist staff in Scottish local councils.

Published 11 November 2019

Scottish Government updates homelessness code of guidance

A new code of guidance has been published to help guide local authorities in their duties to assist people who are threatened with or who are experiencing homelessness.

Published 8 November 2019

Cruden Homes West donates £1k to Shelter Scotland

Cruden Homes West has donated £1,000 to Shelter Scotland to support 'Housing as a Human Right'.

Published 31 October 2019

SNP MP Marion Fellows backs calls for housing as a human right and rent controls

SNP MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, Marion Fellows, has signed Shelter Scotland’s petition to enshrine the right to a decent home in Scots Law and backed calls from tenants’ union Living Rent for rent controls on private lets.

Published 30 October 2019

Scottish empty homes champions shortlisted for annual awards

Sixteen finalists from Ayrshire to North Ronaldsay in Orkney have been shortlisted in the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champions of the Year Awards.

Published 25 October 2019

Swan Group unveils Shelter Scotland as its charity partner

Affordable home builder Swan Group has announced that Shelter Scotland will be its charity partner.

Published 22 October 2019

Letter to Editor: Funding of winter night shelters

Shelter Scotland’s Gordon MacRae argues that new funding for winter night shelters is a symbol of a failed homelessness system.

Published 18 October 2019

Council housing rent arrears up 14% in a year

The total amount of rent arrears on all council properties in Scotland has increased by 14% in a year as the number of council tenants in arrears increased by around 3%, official figures have revealed.

Published 16 October 2019

Call for new ‘game-changer’ policies to meet Scotland’s child poverty targets

Scotland risks unravelling the main reason behind lower levels of poverty without a long-term focus on boosting supply and affordability of housing, a new report has found.

Published 8 October 2019

Shelter Scotland's new housing rights campaign hits Glasgow

Today, Shelter Scotland campaigners will be in Glasgow to invite locals to support their new campaign by signing a petition calling on the Scottish Government to have the right to a home enshrined in Scottish law.

Published 7 October 2019

SFHA, Shelter Scotland and Oxfam Scotland host film screening during Challenge Poverty Week

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland and Oxfam Scotland are hosting a screening of the film, Push, to mark this year’s Challenge Poverty Week.

Published 7 October 2019

Shelter Scotland begins court action against Glasgow City Council

Shelter Scotland’s bid for a judicial review into Glasgow City Council’s “unlawful practice of denying homeless people temporary accommodation” will begin today.

Published 2 October 2019

Serco lock-change evictions paused by Glasgow Sheriff Court

Asylum seekers facing eviction proceedings in Glasgow have been given a temporary reprieve by a court.

Published 30 September 2019