Shelter Scotland

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Dear Sir, News that 300,000 people in Scotland are unable to their pay rent or mortgage is extremely unsettling. Losing your home is always an emergency and we must prepare for the tsunami of evictions which are inevitable as the additional protections for tenants, introduced in response to the pand

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Evicting tenants from social homes cost the public purse at least £28 million in a single year, according to new research published by Shelter Scotland. The housing campaign group commissioned academics from the University of Liverpool to establish the true cost of eviction

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The Scottish SPCA has launched its Pets and Tenants Together campaign, calling for those in council or social housing to be able to keep their pet, alongside Edinburgh Eastern MSP, Ash Denham. The SPCA said it is delighted to have the support of Ash Denham MSP for the Edinburgh Eastern constituency

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Energy efficiency specialist Green Home Systems has teamed up with national housing and homeless charity Shelter Scotland in a partnership that aligns both organisations in their joint commitment to help struggling families and individuals live in a safe, secure, and affordable home. Green Home

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Homelessness services provided by local authorities may be unable to cope with a future spike in homelessness when pandemic restrictions are lifted, housing charity Shelter Scotland has warned. New figures published yesterday show that councils have seen a 10% increase in th

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Former housing professional Evelyn Tweed has succeeded in her bid to become an MSP following the Scottish Parliamentary Elections 2021 last week. Having served as SNP councillor for Trossachs and Teith at Stirling Council since 2017, Ms Tweed worked for 25 years as a senior housing profess

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Shelter Scotland has appointed Andy Knox as its national legal services manager. Formerly principal solicitor at Lanarkshire Community Law Centre, Mr Knox's new role at Shelter Scotland will see him providing professional and regulatory management and support to the legal team.

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Social enterprise letting agency Homes for Good (HfG) and the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership have launched a partnership to address the rising number of empty homes in the west of Scotland through the purchase and letting of empty properties, a fund to refurbish properties, and the recruitmen

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Eviction actions initiated in Scotland's social housing sector fell to their lowest in the decade prior to the coronavirus pandemic, new statistics have revealed. Figures in the newly-published Civil Justice Statistics for Scotland found that between April 2019 and March 2020, evictions from so

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Journalist and broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove is to chair a virtual housing ‘hustings’ where members of the top five political parties will face questions from the public on bad housing and homelessness. The online event is being held by housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland whi

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