Aoife Deery and Lisa Glass dissect a Holyrood committee’s report which outlined a series of recommendations to tackle homelessness in Scotland.
Published 16 February 2018
Shelter Scotland is looking for people in Edinburgh, Dundee, The Borders and Dumfries & Galloway to help the charity by taking part in some focus groups.
Published 15 February 2018
The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee has called for the implementation of a ‘Scottish style Housing First’ approach among a series of recommendations to tackle homelessness.
Published 12 February 2018
Councils in Scotland are failing in their legal obligation to accommodation for people who are at risk of homelessness with many people being unlawfully turned away, according to an investigation by BBC Scotland.
Published 9 February 2018
A new project has been launched to tackle long-term privately-owned empty homes in Inverclyde.
Published 7 February 2018
With progress on homelessness slowing according to the latest figures, Aoife Deery looks behind the stats to find out why, and see what can be done.
Published 5 February 2018
With the previous target to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016 dramatically missed, Shelter Scotland wants to see stronger ambition this time round.
Published 2 February 2018
Housing campaigners are calling for the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to end fuel poverty.
Published 1 February 2018
A free online resource giving tenants and landlords a comprehensive guide to private renting in Scotland was officially relaunched yesterday following a total overhaul.
Published 31 January 2018
Grants totalling £1.6 million will fund innovative services aimed at tackling homelessness and improving housing, particularly for the most vulnerable.
Published 22 January 2018
Shelter Scotland policy officer Lisa Glass looks at what the year ahead holds in store for housing in Scotland.
Published 10 January 2018
Today’s the day that the discerning charity shop bargain-hunter makes their way to the doors of Shelter Scotland’s store in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge.
Published 3 January 2018
Fife Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to sign-up to a major national campaign aimed at tackling homelessness.
Published 13 December 2017
Critics of the Scottish Help to Buy scheme have called for the policy to be scrapped after an investigation revealed just three high volume housebuilders have received around £189 million in subsidised mortgages between them.
Published 5 December 2017
As the annual festive season accelerates toward fever-pitch, Shelter Scotland is warning that for many people in Scotland, Christmas and New Year will bring very little comfort and joy and that unless homelessness is fixed it will become an all too familiar and unwanted tradition.
Published 5 December 2017