Continuing Scottish Housing News' messages of congratulations for two decades of daily support to Scotland’s social housing sector is Shelter Scotland director Alison Watson.
In a petition for judicial review of the City of Edinburgh Council’s decision to refuse a fresh homeless application, the Court of Session has held that the council acted unlawfully. Mr Dafaalla, represented by Shelter Scotland, is a 62-year-old refugee from Sudan. He had previously made a hom
Shelter Scotland's assistant director for communication & advocacy, Gordon MacRae, said last week's report from the Homelessness Prevention Review Group will not necessarily safeguard and enhance existing homelessness rights and protections. Last week’s publication of the report
Shelter Scotland has condemned the Scottish Government for its decision to break a promise to homeless people to end the continued use of harmful and substandard temporary accommodation. The charity has said that the ongoing delay to fully implement new protections for homeless people will place a f
Funding announced by the Scottish Government falls short of delivering the required number of affordable homes needed in Scotland and won't effectively tackle fuel poverty, housing charities have warned following yesterday's Scottish Budget.
More than a thousand people have added their names to a letter to cabinet secretary for finance, Kate Forbes, calling on her to prioritise social housebuilding in today’s Budget statement. Signed by more than 30 advocacy, support and housing organisations, the letter urges Forbes to “use
An alliance of more than 25 advocacy, support and housing organisations have today written to cabinet secretary for finance Kate Forbes, asking her to make social and affordable homes “the cornerstone of Scotland’s recovery” in this week’s Budget.
A quarter of renters and mortgage holders are worried about not being able to pay their housing costs in 2021, according to new research published today by Shelter Scotland. The housing charity said the burden of high housing costs is blighting people’s finances, wellbeing and relationshi
Shelter Scotland has criticised the Scottish Government’s decision to "backtrack on its promise" to homeless people to end the continued use of temporary accommodation during lockdown.
The Scottish Government has announced that its temporary ban on eviction orders will be extended until the end of March.
Aberdeen City Council has refreshed its support for Shelter Scotland’s campaign to have the right to a decent home enshrined in Scottish law.
Enforcement of evictions from rented properties will be halted in Scotland for a six week period until mid-January, the Scottish Government has announced.
Thirty organisations in Scotland that care about homelessness, including charities, leading academics and people with lived experience, are today calling on political parties, MSPs and candidates in next year’s Scottish Parliament elections to get behind a ten-year plan to end homelessness. As
Shelter Scotland is calling for more social housing to be created in Scotland amid persistent concerns that the lack of it stops people leaving an abusive partner.
An increase of rents in Scotland's private sector despite the pandemic is evidence that the country’s housing system is broken and that more social housing is needed, according to Shelter Scotland.