Margaret Burgess The Scottish Government is ahead of its five-year target to deliver 30,000 affordable homes by March 2016, despite a decrease in the number of social sector homes being built.
Report: The Smith Commission and beyond: the devolution of housing benefit to the Scottish Parliament
Shelter Scotland has published a paper which sets out the principles it believes should underpin further devolution of social security - including housing benefit – to the Scottish Parliament, and what steps the Scottish Government and UK governments should take in relation to the devolution of so
People in Scotland facing bad housing and homelessness will now be able to access free, housing, money and debt advice via their computer, tablets and mobile phones – with one-to-one support and signposting provided digitally from housing advisors. The new digital advice service has been launched
Two friends will embark on a trek across rough terrain in all weathers this weekend to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people across Scotland. Derek Grosvenor (55), who works for British Gas, and Tim Miles (63) have been friends for 25 years, and will walk from Aviemore to Fort William
from left to right – Matt Lock, Shelter Scotland Edinburgh hub manager, Fiona King, Shelter Scotland campaigns and public affairs manager, councillor Sandy Howat, deputy leader of the City of Edinburgh Council, councillor Andrew Burns, leader of the City of Edinburgh Council and Adam Lang, head of
Councillor John Alexander signs the pledge Dundee City Council has become the latest organisation to back a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector.
Alastair Cameron Four Scottish charities have written to minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess MSP with a joint call to set an ambitious target for new affordable homes across Scotland.
Scottish Gas has become the first company to support Shelter Scotland’s campaign calling for a fairer deal for renters. The Make Renting Right campaign aims to give tenants and their families in the private rented sector long-term security in their homes. Campaign objectives include fairer tenancy
Glasgow City Council received almost 5000 applications for homelessness assistance last year. And official statistics show that more than 400 people slept on the city streets the night before approaching the local authority, the Evening Times has reported.
Shelter Scotland has lamented new statistics which revealed that house prices in Scotland have seen their highest annual increase since 2007. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said average prices climbed by 14.6 per cent over the year to March, to stand at £207,000.
Glasgow City Council has passed a motion in support of a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector. The council unanimously signed up to support Shelter Scotland’s Make Renting Right campaign which aims to make Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for families and fairer f
By Fiona King at Shelter Scotland I have a bit of sympathy (just a little) with General Election candidates, pounding the streets the length and breadth of the UK begging, persuading or shoring up their vote. Shelter Scotland was set up as a campaigning charity more than 45 years ago and we’re nev
Margaret Burgess The Scottish Welfare Fund has helped nearly 135,000 households since the scheme began in April 2013, according to new statistics.
A Shelter Scotland charity shop in Clarkston is hoping to score with an auction of a signed Scotland shirt. The shirt signed by Scotland and Rangers legend Colin Stein has been donated to the housing and homelessness charity’s shop at Clarkston Toll, and will be auctioned off to raise vital funds.
A campaign aimed at making Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for families and fairer for all hits Edinburgh on Monday. Shelter Scotland’s Make Renting Right campaign aims to raise awareness of and build public support for reforming the outdated private tenancy regime which sees too ma