Applications for crisis grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund increased by 11% in 2018/19 as the cost of living crisis and Scotland’s “housing emergency” saw more people turn to the fund for help.
Published 31 July 2019
Half a dozen of the comedy world’s finest rib-ticklers have signed-up to bring in the laughs and the cash for Shelter Scotland at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Published 22 July 2019
By Shelter Scotland campaigns & policy officer Aoife Deery
Published 16 July 2019
Homelessness charities have raised concerns that a nationalist far-right group is targeting some of Glasgow's most vulnerable people with their propaganda.
Published 16 July 2019
New legislation to remove the duty on local authorities to test if someone's homelessness application was ‘intentional’ will come into effect from November, the Scottish Government has confirmed.
Published 11 July 2019
A coalition of charities has urged Serco to bring an end to its lock-change evictions of asylum seekers, days before the private housing provider is expected to enter the first premises in Glasgow, until the legality of the action is clarified in law.
Published 10 July 2019
Progress in reducing evictions within Scotland’s social housing sector has levelled off in the last few years, with the number of evictions increasing by 44% between 2013/14 and 2017/18.
Published 5 July 2019
Homelessness applications in Scotland rose by 3% to 100 a day in the past year while the number of households and children in temporary accommodation also increased, new figures have revealed.
Published 27 June 2019
Shelter Scotland’s Lisa Glass responds to the Scottish Government's announcement of a National Taskforce on human rights and asks how can this improve things for those facing homelessness?
Published 19 June 2019
A record number of privately-owned empty homes in Scotland were brought back into use with help from local councils last year.
Published 12 June 2019
A new approach that uses the untapped, expert lived experience of former homeless people in Glasgow has won a prestigious award.
Published 6 June 2019
The Scottish Government has been urged to set a target for new disabled housing after research found that the number of disabled people on housing waiting lists has risen by almost 80% in the last two years.
Published 23 May 2019
Shelter Scotland director Graeme Brown reviews progress on housing and homelessness since 1999.
Published 8 May 2019
Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland said the underlying causes of poverty must be tackled as new figures revealed nearly a third of a million low income households accessed emergency funding to help with the costs of essentials such as food and heating in the past six years.
Published 1 May 2019
Plans by the Scottish Government to remove barriers for people needing to access homelessness services are welcome but don’t go far enough, according to Shelter Scotland.
Published 29 April 2019