Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland shop scores hole in one with major donation from golfing superstar Lee Westwood

Former world number one golfer and 7-time winner of the Ryder Cup with the European team – more than any other player – Lee Westwood has donated thousands of pounds worth of personal memorabilia, golfing items and designer clothing to an Edinburgh charity shop.

Published 15 May 2018

UK welfare cuts ‘having major impact on rent arrears’

Households renting in the private and social sectors have been severely affected by UK government welfare policies, according to a new report.

Published 14 May 2018

Western Isles appoints dedicated officer to tackle empty homes

Councillors on the Western Isles have backed in principal the introduction of a dedicated officer to help bring long-term, privately-owned empty homes back into use.

Published 26 April 2018

Scottish Welfare Fund awards total more than £155m

More than 285,000 households in financial difficulty have received welfare assistance from the Scottish Government over the past five years, new statistics have shown.

Published 24 April 2018

Fife hospital tests new model of housing help for homeless patients

Homeless people attending A&E at a Fife hospital are to be given specialist housing advice as part of a ground-breaking service delivered by Shelter Scotland and Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).

Published 23 April 2018

Shelter Scotland gears up for 50th anniversary year

Shelter Scotland is planning a 12-month series of events and promotional activities from now until next March to mark its 50th anniversary under the banner ‘We’re still Fighting’– saying the landmark is no cause for celebration.

Published 9 April 2018

Fife Council steps up homelessness and temporary accommodation measures

Councillors in Fife have discussed moves to protect some of the council’s most vulnerable tenants.

Published 6 April 2018

Hackathon finds digital solutions to improve private renting

A three-day hackathon over last weekend saw seven teams comprising technical and entrepreneurial minds from across Scotland compete against each other to find new digital solutions to help improve private renting for everyone involved in the sector.

Published 28 March 2018

Shelter Scotland calls to more immediate action to prevent child poverty

Housing in homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has bemoaned new statistics which revealed that one million people in Scotland, more than a fifth of them children, are living in relative poverty after housing costs.

Published 22 March 2018

Glasgow School of Art partnership launched as Shelter Scotland marks 50th anniversary

A unique creative partnership between The Glasgow School of Art (the GSA) and Shelter Scotland was officially launched yesterday to mark the charity's 50th anniversary in Scotland.

Published 20 March 2018

Bright spark Brian helps saves £3,000 for Shelter Scotland

A volunteer with Shelter Scotland's Prestwick charity shop has helped to save £3,000 for the cause in just six months by passing an electrical safety course.

Published 16 March 2018

Blog: Progress in meeting Scotland’s ambitious affordable housing targets shows that the housing sector can deliver

Written by Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager at Shelter Scotland

Published 2 March 2018

Spare room scheme explored for young homeless people

Research is underway to find out if people with spare rooms could host homeless young people if there was a project to offer them payment, training and support in Scotland.

Published 28 February 2018