A ‘supported lodgings’ model must be introduced in Scotland to urgently address youth homelessness and reduce reliance on hostel and B&B accommodation, a new report has found.
Published 18 September 2018
Following Shelter Scotland’s reception at the Scottish Parliament this week, Debbie King writes all about the event and explains why the charity is still fighting.
Published 14 September 2018
By Gavin Leask from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership
Published 13 September 2018
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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