Shelter Scotland

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Kirsty McKechnie In a guest blog for Shelter Scotland, Kirsty McKechnie, welfare rights worker for Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland, gives the story so far for Universal Credit.

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The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has increased by 626 in a year, official figures have shown. The quarterly Homelessness in Scotland bulletin from Scotland’s Chief Statistician found that 4,896 children were in temporary accommodation on 30 June 2015 – an increase of

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A team of cycling enthusiasts is once more taking on the gruelling challenge of cycling 101 miles in a day to raise funds for housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland. The Borders Loop Cycle Challenge team, which raised £10,000 last year, aims to top the amount when it takes on the testing

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A new report on the link between homelessness and re-offending has called for housing to be made a priority in the forthcoming National Strategy for Community Justice in Scotland. Shelter Scotland’s ‘Preventing Homelessness and Reducing Re-Offending’ report was the centrepiece of an event at t

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The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for Scotland’s affordable housing target to be increased in order to meet housing need across the country. Responding to the latest housing statistics, which show that the Scottish Government is on track to meet its five-year target

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Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland is urging landlords to install carbon monoxide alarms in their properties ahead of a change in the law. New guidance just issued by the Scottish Government says that, from 1st December 2015, all privately rented properties with fuel-burning appliance

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Volunteer Fiona Burnett (left) with housing minister Margaret Burgess Housing minister Margaret Burgess visited Shelter Scotland’s Prestwick Shop last week to meet and congratulate volunteer Fiona Burnett after she won a national award for her charitable work.

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New statistics have highlighted the continued daily struggle of thousands of households across Scotland to keep a roof over their head. Released today, the figures for 2014 gathered from housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland’s free national helpline and services teams showed that 16,30

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An annual report into the tenure of Scottish households has renewed calls from across the sector for an “urgent need” for more affordable homes. Results from the Scottish Household Survey 2014 found that the social rented sector has declined from 32 per cent of all households in 1999 to 24 per c

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