Shelter Scotland

Comedy stars to stand up for Shelter

Stars from the world of stand-up – including Irish funny man Tommy Tiernan and critically-feted character comedy duo Max and Ivan - are coming to the Edinburgh Fringe in aid of housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

Published 23 July 2015

Blog: Housing: a price worth paying

By Paul Bradley at Shelter Scotland

Published 21 July 2015

‘Amazing’ Grace cycles 500 miles to help homeless

A 14-year-old girl is cycling over 500 miles from Edinburgh to London to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people in Scotland.

Published 20 July 2015

New web resource portrays one hundred years of Scotland’s housing crisis

The 100-year story of Scotland’s housing crisis has been depicted by an informative and educational online multimedia timeline, launched today by Shelter Scotland.

Published 20 July 2015

Blog: Scotland’s household estimates: are we building to last?

By James Battye at Shelter Scotland

Published 16 July 2015

Blog: Taking stock

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership recently released its annual report for the financial year just passed.  There are a few headlines form the report that we are particularly excited about, writes Kristen Hubert at Shelter Scotland.

Published 15 July 2015

High praise for Shelter Scotland’s housing support service

The quality of care and support which Shelter Scotland provides to homeless and badly housed households has been highly commended by the Care Inspectorate.

Published 14 July 2015

Number of empty homes brought back into use doubled in last year

The number of private empty homes brought back into use in Scotland last year has an estimated market value of around £93 million, according to the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP).

Published 14 July 2015

Budget 2015: Shelter Scotland issues youth homelessness warning

Housing charity Shelter Scotland has warned that new changes to housing benefit entitlement for 18-21 year olds could increase youth homelessness in the UK.

Published 9 July 2015

Letting agent backs Shelter Scotland reform campaign

Umega Lettings, a leading letting agent based in Edinburgh, has given its backing to Shelter Scotland's Make Renting Right campaign.

Published 7 July 2015

Blog: Scottish Homelessness Statistics: Assembling the puzzle

By Emma Dore at Shelter Scotland

Published 3 July 2015

Help for young offenders to prevent homelessness and reoffending

A new programme aimed at preventing homelessness and reoffending by newly released young offenders was launched in Scotland on Wednesday.

Published 1 July 2015

Prevention approach to homelessness sees applications fall by four per cent

A national approach to homelessness prevention has been praised for contributing towards a sixth consecutive annual fall in the number of people who are homeless.

Published 30 June 2015

Call for bids for £4m empty homes fund

A new fund has been launched which aims to create additional residential accommodation in Scotland’s urban and rural towns.

Published 29 June 2015

Black’s Blog: Councillor Black reports on Making Renting Right

You are looking for your first rented flat, and a landlord says "give me £200 and I'll keep this flat for you. But back out and the money's mine". Would you know this was an illegal premium? If the landlord then said: "Leave the place in good order and I'll give you back a month's rent", would you know this was an illegal deposit?

Published 26 June 2015