Shelter Scotland

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A helpline set up to help reduce the number of empty homes in Scotland has revealed some of the reasons given for why privately-owned homes are left unoccupied for long periods of time. Two of the top reasons are the fear of becoming a landlord and the responsibilities it brings, along with waiting

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Students from Robert Gordon University aim for top marks in charity fashion challenge A group of first year students from Robert Gordon University are hoping to score top marks by raising money and awareness for housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.

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Health and social care professionals across Scotland should be trained to spot the signs of fuel poverty and refer households for help, according to Shelter Scotland. The national housing and homelessness charity, which this week will launch the national Healthy Homes project, the reach and influenc

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Cases involving the eviction of tenants from a rented property in Scotland rose in 2014-15 for the second year in a row, according to the latest figures. The Scottish Government civil justice court statistics revealed that the number of eviction orders in the social housing (local authority and regi

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New legislation that will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) was passed last night by the Scottish Parliament. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill will create simpler tenancies, offer stability and security to the 700,000 tenants who call the private rented sector home, and ensure

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The number of affordable homes delivered by the end of December 2015 rose by 19 per cent on the previous year, officials figures have confirmed. A quarterly statistical publication from the Scottish Government confirmed that the government’s 30,000 affordable homes target was surpassed during the

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The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) has written to political candidates across Scotland to ask them to commit to using new powers to create a fairer social security system. Set up in 2006 to highlight the concerns of a diverse coalition of organisations in Scotland about the UK governmen

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Prisoners at HMP Castle Huntly are being offered the chance of a housing advice placement in the Dundee offices of Shelter Scotland. The placement delivers low level housing advice, with the housing and homeless charity putting the selected individual through their training to national housing quali

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A perfect storm of cuts to local authority budgets and changes to the way temporary accommodation is funded threatens to undermine much of the progress Scotland has made on homelessness over the past decade, Shelter Scotland has warned. The charity’s warning comes ahead of its 2016 annual homeless

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Harry McGuigan New guidance has been issued to support the development of Housing Options approaches in Scotland’s local authorities.

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