Shelter Scotland

‘I Need Help’ button launched to provide instant online help for people facing homelessness

An online, mobile friendly ‘I Need Help’ button has been launched which aims to provide immediate help for people in crisis and facing homelessness in Scotland.

Published 11 October 2017

Blog: Think homelessness is just an urban issue? Think again.

Jessica Husbands takes Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign on a tour round rural Scotland.

Published 10 October 2017

Blog: Why we need to talk more about LGBT rights and housing

Jocasta Mann for Shelter Scotland writes on LGBT rights and housing.

Published 6 October 2017

Members of expert group on homelessness revealed as work begins in earnest

A panel of homelessness experts from across Scotland met for the first time on Thursday as work to address the challenges of rough sleeping, and how temporary accommodation can best be utilised, officially got underway.

Published 5 October 2017

Charities join forces to tell Holyrood committee that homelessness is ‘Far From Fixed’

Homeless Action Scotland (HAS) has today announced its support for Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign ahead of the two organisations giving evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee on homelessness.

Published 27 September 2017

Blog: Homelessness and ‘Housing First’ in Scotland

With homelessness moving towards the frontline of Scottish politics, Adam Lang says delivering a ‘Housing First’ model needs sustained support as part of a whole system response and should not be mistaken for a silver bullet.

Published 27 September 2017

Housing associations urged to be as flexible as possible over payment of first month’s rent

More and more social tenants in Scotland are struggling to pay the first month’s rent in advance as a result of welfare reforms, making it even more difficult for them to find and keep a home, according to two leading housing organisations.

Published 26 September 2017

Scottish Housing Day: New poll shows mixed housing experience across Scotland

Around 83% of Scots are satisfied with their current housing situation while 16% are not, according to an exclusive new opinion poll commissioned to coincide with Scottish Housing Day, which takes place today.

Published 21 September 2017

Senior Scottish council housing officers agree homelessness is ‘Far From Fixed’

Scotland’s senior housing officers are backing a charity campaign calling for more action to prevent homelessness.

Published 21 September 2017

Free community open-day for private renters in Glasgow

Private tenants in Glasgow are being urged to attend a free open-day event in Glasgow on Saturday 23 September in Renfield St Stephens, Bath St, Glasgow 10am-4pm.

Published 18 September 2017

Blog: Calling all tenants! Come to our Renting, Venting, Change event

Shelter Scotland’s private renting project manager, Ellie Hutchinson, invites people to attend the charity’s first conference for renters in Glasgow.

Published 14 September 2017

Housing supply concerns remain despite increase in affordable home approvals

A 30% increase in the number of affordable homes approved in Scotland does not completely alleviate concerns over the amount of homes needed to tackle the country’s housing crisis, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 13 September 2017

Nominations sought to honour this year’s empty homes champions

Nominations are being sought to recognise the people working to bring Scotland’s 34,000 privately-owned long-term empty homes back into use.

Published 12 September 2017

Successful Glasgow homelessness service expands to Dundee

People who have lived through homelessness, including some who still don’t have a permanent home, are to offer advice and support to others thanks to new funding for an innovative project in Dundee.

Published 8 September 2017

Blog: A programme for change? Lets hope so

Shelter Scotland’s Fiona King on the housing wins within this week’s Programme for Government.

Published 7 September 2017