Shelter Scotland

Protest planned after Glasgow City Council broke homeless law more than 3,000 times last year

Shelter Scotland will today lead a protest against the “shocking scale of unlawful activity” from Glasgow City Council in denying homeless people their rights.

Published 5 July 2018

Lee Westwood's golf gear to be auctioned for Shelter Scotland

Golf fans have an unprecedented chance of owning the personal memorabilia of former world number one golfer Lee Westwood via a one-off auction.

Published 28 June 2018

Effort against Scotland’s empty homes steps up

Thousands more long-term, privately-owned empty homes across Scotland are in the sights of an expanded team which aims to use all its powers to bring them back into use.

Published 25 June 2018

Homelessness ‘getting worse’ as children in temporary accommodation figures rise again

Shelter Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to act quickly to prevent the recent progress on homelessness being reversed after new “shocking” new figures revealed an annual increase in homelessness applications.

Published 19 June 2018

Shelter Scotland launches ‘small acts of kindness campaign’ to appeal to time-pressed potential volunteers

Shelter Scotland is appealing to time-pressed people by offering them opportunities to make a difference which require less than an hour of their time.

Published 1 June 2018

Scottish Government accepts recommendations on temporary accommodation standards

Recommendations to transform temporary accommodation, including getting the right support in place from day one and giving more power to front-line workers, have been accepted by the Scottish Government.

Published 30 May 2018

Existing Homes Alliance leads 50 organisations in call for real Warm Homes Bill

The Scottish Government is in danger of failing to deliver a real Warm Homes Bill for Scotland, a group of 50 civil society and business organisations has warned.

Published 29 May 2018

Blog: Forecast for a warmer Scotland with the Fuel Poverty Bill?

Shelter Scotland’s senior campaigns & policy officer, Lisa Glass, on the health implications of living in a cold home, and what more needs to be done.

Published 28 May 2018

Schoolchildren encouraged to take 50p challenge to raise money to fight bad housing and homelessness

Primary school pupils across Scotland are being urged to support Shelter Scotland by conducting fundraising events and activities during the charity’s 50th anniversary year.

Published 28 May 2018

Shelter Scotland to mark 50th anniversary with special one-off screening of I, Daniel Blake

A one-off screening of the gritty and critically acclaimed film ‘I, Daniel Blake’ – described as a “battle-cry for the dispossessed” – is to be held at Edinburgh Filmhouse on Tuesday 5 June.

Published 28 May 2018

Save the date for Scottish Housing Day

People and communities across Scotland are being asked to save the date for this year’s Scottish Housing Day, which will take place on Wednesday September 19th.

Published 23 May 2018

Discretionary Housing Payments increase ‘reveals pressure faced by Scottish households’

A 7% increase in the number of applications for financial assistance towards housing costs made by households claiming housing benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit show the increased pressure faced by households across Scotland, Shelter Scotland has warned.

Published 23 May 2018

New initiative to address discrimination in housing

Increased awareness of equality law among lawyers and housing advisors will help tackle the discrimination faced by some groups of people at risk of eviction or homelessness, a conference in Glasgow will hear today.

Published 21 May 2018

Blog: The Unaffordable Private Rented Sector: Why it’s time to thaw the LHA freeze

Aoife Deery outlines Shelter Scotland’s concerns about the impact welfare reform is having on renters.

Published 17 May 2018

Blog: Building stronger foundations: the impact of good housing and community groups in tackling social isolation

Social groups like Shelter Scotland’s Men’s Shed project in Paisley are crucial to tackling loneliness by providing an activity, a sense of purpose and companionship, writes Lisa Glass.

Published 15 May 2018