Shelter Scotland

Affordable homes shortage risks ‘generational gulf’ of housing haves and have-nots

Scotland risks creating a ‘generational gulf’ between the housing haves and have-nots unless there is a step-change in the supply of affordable housing, Shelter Scotland has warned today.

Published 16 February 2016

Blog: Why homes must be at the heart of the debate

With less than 100 days until the Holyrood Election on May 6 there is a critical, albeit small, window of opportunity to influence the nation’s politicians and the political debate, writes Fiona King, campaigns & public affairs manager at Shelter Scotland.

Published 16 February 2016

Project aims to transform Glasgow’s empty properties into homes again

A new partnership has been launched to tackle the problem of Glasgow’s empty homes.

Published 9 February 2016

Blog: Scaling up and minding the gaps

By Scottish Empty Homes Partnership national manager Kristen Hubert

Published 8 February 2016

Social banks and funded feasibility studies could hold key to unlocking Scotland’s empty homes

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has proposed the creation of a community grants programme to help bring Scotland’s thousands of private empty homes back into use.

Published 3 February 2016

Blog: Building up experience

Michael Murray details his time as a Shelter Scotland volunteer

Published 3 February 2016

Blog: Private Landlord Support in Dundee

By Laura Fairlie from Shelter Scotland

Published 29 January 2016

New campaign launched to encourage homeless people and renters to vote

Shelter Scotland and the Electoral Commission have teamed up to encourage as many people as possible to register to vote following concerns that people with no fixed address or those renting their homes may not be aware of their right to vote.

Published 27 January 2016

Not-so Temporary Accommodation

Continuing this year's Homeless Spotlight feature, Shelter Scotland's senior policy officer, Emma Dore, takes a detailed look at the charity's report into the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland which revealed that Scottish children spent nearly one million days homeless during 2015.

Published 26 January 2016

Housing sector raises serious concerns regarding UK Immigration Bill

Senior figures from across the housing sector have united in opposition to proposals in the UK Immigration Bill which they fear risk “significant harm” to “deeply vulnerable people”.

Published 22 January 2016

Homeless assessments fall but children in temporary accommodation numbers rise

The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased since last year but the number of people assessed as homeless has fallen, new figures have revealed.

Published 12 January 2016

Scottish children endured one million days of homelessness last year

Children living in Scotland spent nearly one million days homeless during 2015, according to a new report.

Published 12 January 2016

Over 700,000 Scots fear missing rent or mortgage payments this year

More than a quarter of homeowners or tenants in Scotland are worried about covering the cost of their housing in 2016, new research has found.

Published 5 January 2016

Designer bargains up for grabs at annual Shelter charity shop event

Shoppers in-the-know are descending on Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop this month in what has become an annual ‘must-attend’ event for bargain-hunters.

Published 5 January 2016

Empty town centre properties to provide new affordable homes

A £4 million fund to transform abandoned and empty town centre properties will help create 87 new affordable homes.

Published 22 December 2015