Shelter Scotland

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The housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has appointed Gillian Reid to its senior leadership team as its new assistant director for operations. Ms Reid joined the charity in March 2018 as operations manager before becoming national services manager in September that year.

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Shelter Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to “act swiftly” to extend eviction protections after new figures revealed a decrease in the number of Scots in employment and high numbers of income support. The latest Labour Market Statistics from the Office for National Statistics (O

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The Scottish Government has accepted the full set of recommendations by the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) in principle, housing minister Kevin Stewart MSP has announced. Mr Stewart asked Crisis chief executive Jon Sparkes to reconvene HARSAG at the beginning of June to make r

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Scottish councils have been urged to make empty homes work a cornerstone of post-pandemic recovery after a record number of privately-owned vacant properties were brought back into use last year. In its 10th annual report, the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) announced that 1,412 previou

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The Legal Services Agency (LSA) is hosting virtual meetings to allow lawyers in the social justice sector to connect during lockdown. The next one is at 4pm this Thursday and will include short presentations from the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Shelter Scotland.

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After last weeks’ launch of Affordable Housing Need in Scotland Post-2021, Callum Chomczuk, Sally Thomas and Alison Watson press the case for 53,000 new affordable homes. CIH Scotland, SFHA and Shelter Scotland are calling on the Scottish Government to build 53,000 affordable homes over the ne

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Scotland has some of the most progressive housing legislation in the world, but structural, political and financial failures have meant we've yet to change the reality for most homeless people, says Shelter Scotland director Alison Watson. If politics is the art of the possible, then the Scotti

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In the wake of new research launched in partnership with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and CIH Scotland which calls for 53,000 affordable homes to be built over the next five years, Shelter Scotland explains why these homes are desperately needed and building them will help

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