Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland produces ‘toolkit’ for private tenants

An online ‘toolkit’ for Scottish tenants on how to best navigate the rental system has been launched by Shelter Scotland, with funding from the SafeDeposits Scotland Trust.

Published 8 November 2018

Moves to record homeless deaths a step closer with NRS promise

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) could begin to record the number of homeless deaths across the country after it pledged to conduct a review of its policy and practice.

Published 1 November 2018

Seventh year of Social Media Santa to deliver Christmas gifts to homeless children

Today marks the launch of the annual Social Media Santa campaign, giving people the chance to send a gift to a child who is homeless this Christmas.

Published 1 November 2018

More than 300,000 Scottish households have received emergency grants

A total of 306,305 low income households in Scotland have been helped to pay for essential items such as food and heating through emergency grant funding since 2013.

Published 31 October 2018

Call for homeless deaths to be recorded as ‘disgraceful’ figures reveal almost two die a week on Scotland’s streets

Senior figures working to tackle homelessness are calling on the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to urgently investigate the deaths of those who are homeless after new research revealed at least 94 men and women have died while homeless in Scotland in the last 12 months.

Published 9 October 2018

Vintage items to star at Shelter Scotland’s 50th anniversary fashion show

Fifty years of clothing trends from the 60s until present day will light up the catwalk at a spectacular fashion show organised by Shelter Scotland’s Edinburgh shops to mark the housing and homelessness charity’s 50th anniversary.

Published 8 October 2018

Blog: How can we tackle housing-related poverty?

To mark Challenge Poverty Week, Jessica Husbands look at three ways in which poverty in Scotland can be addressed in a meaningful way.

Published 5 October 2018

Views sought Orkney empty homes strategy

Orkney Islands Council is seeking views for its draft 'Empty Homes Strategy 2018-2023', which aims to sets out the ways in which the council can help Orkney's empty home owners to bring their properties back into use.

Published 4 October 2018

Glasgow tenant rights event announced

Tenants in Glasgow will have the chance to put renting questions to industry experts at a tenant conference at the Renfield St. Stephens Church Centre on October 13.

Published 1 October 2018

Blog: Demand for help with bad housing and homelessness higher than ever

Last year 21,290 people were helped by Shelter Scotland’s housing advice & support services. Adam Balfour explains that's why the charity needs help now more than ever.

Published 25 September 2018

Demand ‘higher than ever’ for help with bad housing and homelessness

More people than ever before have been helped with bad housing and homelessness issues with young adults and private renters still bearing the brunt of Scotland’s housing crisis, Shelter Scotland has revealed.

Published 20 September 2018

New report calls for ‘supported lodgings’ model for young homeless people

A ‘supported lodgings’ model must be introduced in Scotland to urgently address youth homelessness and reduce reliance on hostel and B&B accommodation, a new report has found.

Published 18 September 2018

Blog: Shelter Scotland STILL fighting, 50 years on

Following Shelter Scotland’s reception at the Scottish Parliament this week, Debbie King writes all about the event and explains why the charity is still fighting.

Published 14 September 2018

Blog: Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champion of the Year Awards 2018

By Gavin Leask from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership

Published 13 September 2018