Shelter Scotland



Call for nominations for empty homes champions awards

An awards ceremony which recognises the work being done in the battle to bring Scotland’s 37,000 privately-owned long-term empty homes back into use is calling for nominations from across the country.

Published 29 August 2018

hub South West’s charity golf event raises £14,171 for Shelter Scotland

Construction and infrastructure-focused partnership hub South West Scotland has raised £14,171 on behalf of Shelter Scotland as a result of its first, highly successful Summer Charity Golf Event held at East Kilbride Golf Club.

Published 27 August 2018

Charity shop staff go an extra 50 miles to mark 50 years of Shelter Scotland

Shop workers know all about being on their feet all day but half a dozen from charity Shelter Scotland are taking that to a whole new level.

Published 23 August 2018

Blog: New research reveals there is still a stark housing divide in Scotland

Despite the many improvements to housing in the last 50 years, soaring costs mean access to affordable housing has become more difficult, writes Debbie King.

Published 15 August 2018

More than a third of Scottish homes do not meet public’s desired housing standards

One in three homes in Scotland do not meet people's expectations of what a good home should be, according to new research published today by Shelter Scotland.

Published 14 August 2018

Glasgow City Council unveils action plan to improve its homeless service

Glasgow City Council has responded to criticism of the long waiting times taken to find homes for people who are homeless in the city with a new action plan to streamline processes.

Published 9 August 2018

Serco to ‘pause’ asylum seeker lock-change plan as housing associations offer assistance

Housing provider Serco has said it will “pause” issuing lock-change orders to tenants refused asylum in the UK ahead of a court challenge following pressure from campaigners, charities and housing associations.

Published 7 August 2018

Taskforce set up to help asylum seekers threatened with eviction in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has set up a taskforce in a bid to help up to 300 asylum seekers facing eviction in the city.

Published 1 August 2018

Scottish Welfare Fund statistics ‘a sign of human cost to housing crisis’

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has lamented new figures which reveal that nearly 300,000 households have been helped by emergency relief from the Scottish Welfare Fund.

Published 1 August 2018

Blog: Damning new data shows the true extent and effect of homelessness affecting children in Scotland

Lisa Glass on Shelter Scotland’s new report which found that 38 children were made homeless every day in Scotland last year.

Published 31 July 2018

38 children made homeless every day in Scotland last year, report finds

The true scale of child homelessness in Scotland, the increased length of time spent in temporary accommodation limbo and the health impact of homelessness has been revealed in new analysis from Shelter Scotland.

Published 30 July 2018

International comedy stars to help Shelter Scotland mark 50th anniversary

Shelter Scotland has unveiled an international line-up of comedians for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe fundraiser – which is part of a series of events and activities being held to mark the housing and homelessness charity’s 50th anniversary.

Published 20 July 2018

More than 700 long-term empty homes brought back into use

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) is celebrating strong progress over the last 12 months as it helped bring more than 700 homes lying empty for more than six months back into use.

Published 13 July 2018

Blog: Glasgow Protest – one week on

Monique Campbell looks back on last week when Shelter Scotland took to the streets to highlight Glasgow City Council’s failings to provide support to homeless people.

Published 13 July 2018

Blog: Glasgow City Council is breaking the law

Ahead of yesterday’s protest by Shelter Scotland against the “shocking scale of unlawful activity” from Glasgow City Council in denying homeless people their rights, Adam Lang details the background and facts behind the demonstration.

Published 6 July 2018