Plans by the Scottish Government to remove barriers for people needing to access homelessness services are welcome but don’t go far enough, according to Shelter Scotland.
Published 29 April 2019
Shelter Scotland campaigns & policy officer, Aoife Deery, discusses the Scottish Government’s consultation on its plans to change the rules around local connection and intentionality with regards to homelessness.
Published 26 April 2019
Blog: Val McDermid, Karyn McCluskey and Professor Alan Miller speak at Shelter Scotland’s Home Truths event
Debbie King looks back on Shelter Scotland’s #HomeTruths debate last month.
Published 28 March 2019
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland and CIH Scotland will team up to commission new research on housing supply need in Scotland post-2021.
Published 13 March 2019
At least 139 people have died while homeless in Scotland over the last 18 months, according to new statistics.
Published 12 March 2019
Every day Shelter Scotland fights for the right to safe, secure and affordable housing and to mark last week’s International Women’s Day, Aoife Deery took the opportunity to reflect on the work of the women, past and present, who have helped to improve housing for other women in Scotland.
Published 11 March 2019
The lives of people begging on the streets of Edinburgh are characterised by poverty, poor health, addiction and abuse, according to hard-hitting new research.
Published 6 March 2019
Shelter Scotland has appointed Gordon MacRae as head of communications and policy, returning to a role he left four years ago.
Published 6 March 2019
People who are homeless in Edinburgh face an 18-month wait for permanent accommodation, new statistics have shown.
Published 5 March 2019
A Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan to help meet the national ambition to "end homelessness together" has been launched in Fife.
Published 28 February 2019
With human rights once again on the domestic and international agenda, Shelter Scotland wants to ensure that any new legislation puts good housing right at its heart, writes Lisa Glass.
Published 15 February 2019
Blog: Homelessness numbers and policy changes – what does this mean for people experiencing homelessness?
Lisa Glass responds to the latest Scottish Government statistics on homeless applications and households in temporary accommodation.
Published 1 February 2019
Scotland’s housing sector has called for “radical change” to tackle homelessness after new figures revealed an increase in applications for homelessness assistance and households in temporary accommodation.
Published 30 January 2019
Shelter Scotland’s campaigns and policy officer Aoife Deery on why 2019 must be a year in which the momentum towards tackling homelessness continues.
Published 15 January 2019
The number of people in Scotland who say they are struggling to pay their rent or mortgage has increased by nearly a third in the last two years, a new survey has revealed.
Published 14 January 2019