Shelter Scotland

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Scottish councils have been urged to make empty homes work a cornerstone of post-pandemic recovery after a record number of privately-owned vacant properties were brought back into use last year. In its 10th annual report, the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) announced that 1,412 previou

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The Legal Services Agency (LSA) is hosting virtual meetings to allow lawyers in the social justice sector to connect during lockdown. The next one is at 4pm this Thursday and will include short presentations from the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Shelter Scotland.

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After last weeks’ launch of Affordable Housing Need in Scotland Post-2021, Callum Chomczuk, Sally Thomas and Alison Watson press the case for 53,000 new affordable homes. CIH Scotland, SFHA and Shelter Scotland are calling on the Scottish Government to build 53,000 affordable homes over the ne

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Scotland has some of the most progressive housing legislation in the world, but structural, political and financial failures have meant we've yet to change the reality for most homeless people, says Shelter Scotland director Alison Watson. If politics is the art of the possible, then the Scotti

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In the wake of new research launched in partnership with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and CIH Scotland which calls for 53,000 affordable homes to be built over the next five years, Shelter Scotland explains why these homes are desperately needed and building them will help

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Nineteen influential charity sector organisations working to end homelessness will present a joint plan to the Scottish Government today based around three key asks that experts and academics believe could permanently end rough sleeping and destitution in Scotland as the country emerges from the pan

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Renters will face a second calamity if further protection isn’t given to those who build up arrears because of the pandemic, according to Shelter Scotland. A series of amendments to Scotland’s coronavirus legislation proposed by Scottish Greens MSP Andy Wightman, including a two-year ren

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A plan to ensure that everyone experiencing homelessness has access to suitable quality accommodation has been brought forward in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish Government has confirmed. The Unsuitable Accommodation Order, which currently prohibits local councils from placing pre

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