Shelter Scotland has said the latest Scottish Welfare Fund statistics from the Scottish Government show the human cost of the housing crisis and welfare reform. The latest figures cover the period from April-June 2017 and show a marked increase on the same period last year.
Ben Wray Homes for Scotland’s view that a focus on affordable and social housing is exacerbating Scotland’s housing crisis and fails to grasp the commercial realities of development is “out of touch with reality” and must be “rejected outright” by the Scottish Government, according to a
Sweeping new laws that come into force in just six weeks’ time that will significantly affect the rights of Scotland’s 760,000 private renters are the main focus of a high-level conference taking place in Edinburgh tomorrow. The Shelter Scotland Private Renting Conference brings together local a
With less than a week to go before Shelter Scotland’s annual Private Rented Sector Conference, James Battye says there is a lot to discuss. This year heralds the biggest change to Scotland’s private rented sector for a generation.
The provision of services for homeless people in Glasgow is to be further depleted after a night shelter announced it is to close on a Tuesday and Wednesday night. The city’s Hamish Allan Centre, where people are assessed for a bed, will cut back on its emergency out-of-hours services from next we
Lisa Glass To coincide with Challenge Poverty Week, Shelter Scotland is highlighting that poverty in Scotland can be solved by boosting incomes and reducing costs. Housing costs, whether it is rent or mortgage payments, are a huge expense and a huge financial burden for many families across Scotland
TV favourite Lorraine Kelly has got Shelter Scotland’s Dundee fashion show off to a fantastic start by donating two of her own dresses for the event. Dundee’s most famous celebrity interviewer was originally invited to compere the event which takes place on Sunday 29th October at the Malmaison H
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. When someone accesses the button via their mobile phone or online, the geo-positioning enabled tool points people to their nearest help
Jocasta Mann for Shelter Scotland writes on LGBT rights and housing. When LGBT people make up 24% of the homeless population in the UK – and when 19% of ALL trans people in Scotland have been homeless at some point – questions spring to mind. Is there enough discussion about why this is happenin
The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group 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.
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. HAS is the latest high-profile group to sign up to the campaign after the A
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. The recently published Programme for Government outlined a pledge to r
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. Shelter Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing A