Emergency legislation which introduced a rent freeze and eviction moratorium has had no significant impact on Shelter Scotland’s clients, particularly in the social rented sector, the housing and homelessness charity has said. Ahead of an evidence session at the Scottish Parliament tomorr
Changes to local connection legislation, which come into force today, that suspends the power of Scottish local authorities to refer people who present as homeless to another area is a long time coming, says Lisa Borthwick at Shelter Scotland. Tuesday 29 November is a momentous day for housing and h
More than 500 workers at the housing charity Shelter will stage a two-week strike next month over a dispute regarding pay. The workers, who are based across the UK, have accused the organisation’s management of attempting to impose a real terms pay cut on its staff.
A group of housing organisations have written to John Swinney, the acting cabinet secretary for finance and the economy, urging the Scottish Government to prioritise the delivery of social homes in the upcoming budget. The letter to the deputy first minister was signed by Shelter Scotland, the
Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland is urging First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to utilise the Scottish Government’s available options and immediately tackle the failing housing and homelessness system by spearheading a new Scottish Housing Emergency Action Plan. The call comes a we
Wheatley Homes Glasgow has successfully defended a case brought under the Equality Act 2010 by the housing charity Shelter Scotland. The pursuer, Jacqueline Thomson, asserted that she had applied to the social landlord for housing as a disabled person. However, while her application was pending, she
Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has revealed that its clients in central Scotland who become homeless are being asked to move hundreds of miles to the Highlands or the north of England as Scotland’s local authorities run out of options to help. Local authorities say that they
Shelter Scotland has welcomed social housing veteran Jim Strang to its committee, where he will bring decades of experience to the charity’s ongoing fight for homes. Mr Strang has worked for more than 40 years in the housing sector and currently serves as the chair of Riverside Scotland.
In the first exciting announcement from this year’s Scottish Fashion Festival, housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland and festival organisers, fashion social enterprise Scotland Re:Design (SR:D), have launched a competition for budding designers with a passion for social justice. Th
Fiona McPhail, principal solicitor at Shelter Scotland, highlights the implications of the Abdelwahab-Kaba Dafaalla v City of Edinburgh Council case. Abdelwahab-Kaba Dafaalla v City of Edinburgh Council concerns the issue of repeat or subsequent homeless applications, where a local authority has alr
Street Legal, a partnership between Clan Childlaw and Shelter Scotland, has been successful in the highest civil court in Scotland in challenging the City of Edinburgh Council’s refusal to accept a homeless application from a family. The two organisations provide free legal help with housing a
Three out five (60%) adults in Scotland think it’s unlikely the Scottish Government will deliver on its target of 110,000 affordable homes by 2032, a new survey carried out by Shelter Scotland has revealed.
Empty homes officers throughout Scotland helped to bring more than 1,150 empty properties back into use last year, almost 70% of which had been empty for two years or longer. A new report published by the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership shows how the number of properties brought back into
Scottish Empty Homes Partnership national project manager Shaheena Din joins Jimmy Black and Kieran Findlay to discuss the number of empty homes in Scotland and outline why local authorities should have an Empty Homes Officer and empty homes strategy.