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Shelter Scotland launching the Voter Registration campaign in Edinburgh with the Electoral Commission Shelter Scotland and the Electoral Commission have teamed up to encourage as many people as possible to register to vote following concerns that people with no fixed address or those renting their h

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Continuing this year's Homeless Spotlight feature, Shelter Scotland's senior policy officer, Emma Dore, takes a detailed look at the charity's report into the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland which revealed that Scottish children spent nearly one million days homeless during 2015. Emma Dor

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Senior figures from across the housing sector have united in opposition to proposals in the UK Immigration Bill which they fear risk “significant harm” to “deeply vulnerable people”. The Scottish Association of Landlords, Shelter Scotland, Homeless Action Scotland and the Scottish Federation

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The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased since last year but the number of people assessed as homeless has fallen, new figures have revealed. According to quarterly data from the Scottish Government, there are now 4,923 children in temporary accommodation - an incr

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Children living in Scotland spent nearly one million days homeless during 2015, according to a new report. Analysis of Scottish Government statistics following a Freedom of Information request by Shelter Scotland showed that in 2014-15 local authorities provided around 3.8 million days of temporary

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More than a quarter of homeowners or tenants in Scotland are worried about covering the cost of their housing in 2016, new research has found. A survey carried out by YouGov on behalf of Shelter Scotland revealed that 28 per cent of adults in Scotland who are responsible for paying rent or a mortgag

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Shoppers in-the-know are descending on Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge shop this month in what has become an annual ‘must-attend’ event for bargain-hunters. Customers will get the chance to pick up designer bargains and collectables including famous brands such as Paul Smith, Burberry, Vivienne

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Rosemary Brotchie By Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager at Shelter Scotland

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The Scottish Government’s draft budget must show significant investment in energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority to end the scourge of cold, leaky homes, according to a number of organisations. The call by CPAG Scotland, RCN Scotland, SCDI and the Existing Homes Alliance follows

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Housing campaigners gift-wrapped a full-size affordable home in a bid to raise awareness of the plight of homeless children in Scotland this Christmas. According to charity Shelter Scotland, almost 5,000 children across the country will wake up homeless on Christmas Day – representing a 15 per cen

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Lisa Glass In 2014-15, over 65,000 different households in Scotland approached their local authority for help with housing, either through the housing options service (58,825 approaches) or the homelessness route (35,764 applications).

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Scotland will reap significant economic benefits if it doubles its affordable house-building programme, according to a new report published by Shelter Scotland. ‘The economic case for investment in affordable housing’ claims that if the Scottish Government were to increase funding to the afforda

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