Shelter Scotland

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Shelter Scotland director Alison Watson reflects on the appointment of the new housing minister, the Temporary Accommodation Task and Finish Group report and looks forward to what it means for the charity's work. Paul McLennan, the new housing minister in Humza Yousaf's government, has his work cut

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The latest poverty and income inequality statistics expose endemic bias in Scotland’s broken housing system, Shelter Scotland has said. The housing and homelessness charity has called for urgent action to deliver more social homes, which it says is the only way to address Scotland’s

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Shelter Scotland’s second-tier advice service, ScotWRAS (Scottish Welfare Reform Advisory Service), will close on 31 March 2023, after 10 years of providing support to the NHS, health organisations and other charities. The project, which was funded by the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB), was b

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Emergency legislation which introduced a rent freeze and eviction moratorium has had no significant impact on Shelter Scotland’s clients, particularly in the social rented sector, the housing and homelessness charity has said. Ahead of an evidence session at the Scottish Parliament tomorr

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Changes to local connection legislation, which come into force today, that suspends the power of Scottish local authorities to refer people who present as homeless to another area is a long time coming, says Lisa Borthwick at Shelter Scotland. Tuesday 29 November is a momentous day for housing and h

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More than 500 workers at the housing charity Shelter will stage a two-week strike next month over a dispute regarding pay. The workers, who are based across the UK, have accused the organisation’s management of attempting to impose a real terms pay cut on its staff.

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A group of housing organisations have written to John Swinney, the acting cabinet secretary for finance and the economy, urging the Scottish Government to prioritise the delivery of social homes in the upcoming budget. The letter to the deputy first minister was signed by Shelter Scotland, the

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