Shelter Scotland

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

Blog: A budget for homes?

By Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager at Shelter Scotland

Published 21 December 2015

Scottish Budget: £90m increase to affordable housing fund and tax on second homes

The Scottish Government has announced a year-year increase of £90 million to its affordable housing budget to help it achieve its target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes during the next parliament.

Published 17 December 2015

Blog: A long time ago in a charity shop not so far away…

“I don’t know how Shelter Scotland get it so right!”

Published 17 December 2015

‘Unacceptable’ new fuel poverty figures spark Budget warm homes call

The Scottish Government’s draft budget must show significant investment in energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority to end the scourge of cold, leaky homes, according to a number of organisations.

Published 15 December 2015

Campaigners gift-wrap house to highlight rising number of homeless children

Housing campaigners gift-wrapped a full-size affordable home in a bid to raise awareness of the plight of homeless children in Scotland this Christmas.

Published 14 December 2015

Blog: Stats show over 65,000 in housing need

In 2014-15, over 65,000 different households in Scotland approached their local authority for help with housing, either through the housing options service (58,825 approaches) or the homelessness route (35,764 applications).

Published 14 December 2015

Shelter Scotland builds economic case for doubling new affordable homes

Scotland will reap significant economic benefits if it doubles its affordable house-building programme, according to a new report published by Shelter Scotland.

Published 11 December 2015

CIH Scotland hosts Westminster housing reception

Scottish parliamentarians from the House of Commons and House of Lords joined representatives from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland for a special Scottish housing reception at the Palace of Westminster this week.

Published 11 December 2015

Designer jackets worth £13,000 donated to Shelter Scotland

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has spoken of its shock as a top fashion brand donated stock worth £13,000.

Published 7 December 2015

Knitting Queen brings community together to help homeless

A charity shop volunteer from Prestwick who knitted almost 700 blankets to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people is urging local people to get involved with a community knitting project.

Published 4 December 2015

Social housing completions up 10 per cent but sector calls for more

The Scottish Government has surpassed its target of delivering 30,000 affordable homes in this parliamentary term thanks to a 10 per cent increase in the number of social sector homes completed in the past year, new figures have revealed.

Published 2 December 2015

Gok Wan joins ‘Slippers for Shelter’ campaign

Celebrity Gok Wan has called on members of the public to ‘get yer baffies oot’ in a bid to raise money for Shelter Scotland to help homeless and badly housed children and their families.

Published 30 November 2015

Blog: Homes for People

Our society is facing major challenges in responding to the consequences of a housing crisis with poor quality housing coupled with a serious lack of affordable housing damaging the health and life chances of thousands of people in Scotland.

Published 27 November 2015

Iconic slum photographs ‘come full circle’ in return to Glasgow

A collection of photographs documenting Scotland’s slums is returning to Glasgow – almost 50 years after they were taken in the city.

Published 26 November 2015