Shelter Scotland

Joint research project to build case for social housing investment post-2021

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland and CIH Scotland will team up to commission new research on housing supply need in Scotland post-2021.

Published 13 March 2019

New figures take homeless death toll to 139 in 18 months

At least 139 people have died while homeless in Scotland over the last 18 months, according to new statistics.

Published 12 March 2019

Aoife Deery: Reflections on women in the housing sector for International Women’s Day

Every day Shelter Scotland fights for the right to safe, secure and affordable housing and to mark last week’s International Women’s Day, Aoife Deery took the opportunity to reflect on the work of the women, past and present, who have helped to improve housing for other women in Scotland.

Published 11 March 2019

New research reveals hardships of those begging in Edinburgh

The lives of people begging on the streets of Edinburgh are characterised by poverty, poor health, addiction and abuse, according to hard-hitting new research.

Published 6 March 2019

Gordon MacRae returns to Shelter Scotland communications and policy role

Shelter Scotland has appointed Gordon MacRae as head of communications and policy, returning to a role he left four years ago.

Published 6 March 2019

Homeless people ‘have 18-month wait’ for permanent home in Edinburgh

People who are homeless in Edinburgh face an 18-month wait for permanent accommodation, new statistics have shown.

Published 5 March 2019

Council and partners agree wide-ranging plan to tackle homelessness in Fife

A Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to help meet the national ambition to "end homelessness together" has been launched in Fife.

Published 28 February 2019

Lisa Glass: Housing is a human right – but what does this mean in Scotland?

With human rights once again on the domestic and international agenda, Shelter Scotland wants to ensure that any new legislation puts good housing right at its heart, writes Lisa Glass.

Published 15 February 2019

Blog: Homelessness numbers and policy changes – what does this mean for people experiencing homelessness?

Lisa Glass responds to the latest Scottish Government statistics on homeless applications and households in temporary accommodation.

Published 1 February 2019

Rise in homelessness sparks calls for housing associations to undertake assessments

Scotland’s housing sector has called for “radical change” to tackle homelessness after new figures revealed an increase in applications for homelessness assistance and households in temporary accommodation.

Published 30 January 2019

Blog: New Year, New Approach to Homelessness

Shelter Scotland’s campaigns and policy officer Aoife Deery on why 2019 must be a year in which the momentum towards tackling homelessness continues.

Published 15 January 2019

12% of Scots struggling to pay rent or mortgage

The number of people in Scotland who say they are struggling to pay their rent or mortgage has increased by nearly a third in the last two years, a new survey has revealed.

Published 14 January 2019

Blog: Tribunal wins for private tenants show powers of new rules

Several recent judgements by the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber) show that tenants now have an effective way of making sure that their landlord or letting agent meet the minimum standards for the condition of their homes, writes James Mullaney.

Published 10 January 2019

New University of Edinburgh course to aid efforts to tackle homelessness

A new course aimed at providing people with the necessary skills to help people who are homeless will be launched by the University of Edinburgh this month.

Published 7 January 2019

Designer bargains up for grabs at Shelter Scotland’s annual charity shop event

Shoppers in-the-know are set to descend on Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop today in what has become an annual ‘must-attend’ event for bargain-hunters.

Published 3 January 2019