Ahead of tomorrow’s expected ministerial statement on the Scottish Government’s eviction measures, Shelter Scotland director Graeme Brown outlines immediate actions required to assist rough sleepers and help prevent further homelessness. The ongoing coronavirus emergency will have d
As Rishi Sunak prepares to deliver his first budget speech as UK Chancellor, Shelter Scotland is calling for any unallocated funds which come to Scotland to be invested in homelessness. In the last full year almost 30,000 households were assessed as homeless including more than 14,000 children. The
Tenants’ union Living Rent has continued its campaign for housing associations in Glasgow to commit to not carry out evictions stemming from debts caused by Universal Credit with the launch of a new charter.
Hidden homelessness can mean being hidden from sight, it can mean hidden from evidence, and it can also mean hiding your true self in order to access services, explains Shelter Scotland’s policy advocacy officer Jessica Husbands.
Shelter Scotland has rejected claims from a self-catering trade body that there is no link between Scotland’s housing crisis and the short-term letting industry. The Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) said its new report ‘Short-Term Letting and The Housing Crisis’
Immediate and fundamental reform of the asylum system is required to prevent lock-change evictions, destitution and street homelessness of some of the most vulnerable people in Scotland, according to a new report.
Shelter Scotland's policy advocacy officer Jessica Husbands offers an in-depth analysis of the latest homelessness statistics from the Scottish Government.
Scotland registered an estimated 195 deaths of people experiencing homelessness in 2018, the highest rate of homeless deaths in the UK, according to new figures.
Graeme Brown has announced his intention to step down as director of Shelter Scotland after almost 12 years in the role. Having been in the top job at the charity since July 2008, Mr Brown was previously director of communications, policy and campaigns for Shelter UK.
Scottish local authorities are failing to deliver their legal obligations to homeless people on an industrial scale according to Shelter Scotland in the wake of new official statistics published today.
Glasgow City Council is to establish a new Alliance to work towards its aim of achieving a 75% reduction in rough sleeping by the end of the year and ending it completely by 2030.
The City of Edinburgh Council has boosted its ability to tackle the waste of long-term vacant, privately-owned homes with the appointment of a dedicated empty homes officer. The capital experiences the highest rents in Scotland and house prices are continuing to rise, placing pressure on housi
The number of Scottish households living in fuel poverty increased by 36,000 during 2018, though the level of extreme fuel poverty has continued to fall, official figures have revealed.
Shelter Scotland has revealed its intention to drop legal action taken against Glasgow City Council over homelessness after the announcement of a historic intervention by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR). The housing and homelessness charity began its bid for a judicial review into the local aut
Local authorities are to be given new powers to regulate short-term lets where they decide this is in the interests of local communities, under measures to be introduced by the Scottish Government.