Shelter Scotland



Serco to ‘pause’ asylum seeker lock-change plan as housing associations offer assistance

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

Taskforce set up to help asylum seekers threatened with eviction in Glasgow

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

Scottish Welfare Fund statistics ‘a sign of human cost to housing crisis’

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

38 children made homeless every day in Scotland last year, report finds

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

International comedy stars to help Shelter Scotland mark 50th anniversary

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

More than 700 long-term empty homes brought back into use

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) is celebrating strong progress over the last 12 months as it helped bring more than 700 homes lying empty for more than six months back into use.

Published 13 July 2018

Blog: Glasgow Protest – one week on

Monique Campbell looks back on last week when Shelter Scotland took to the streets to highlight Glasgow City Council’s failings to provide support to homeless people.

Published 13 July 2018

Blog: Glasgow City Council is breaking the law

Ahead of yesterday’s protest by Shelter Scotland against the “shocking scale of unlawful activity” from Glasgow City Council in denying homeless people their rights, Adam Lang details the background and facts behind the demonstration.

Published 6 July 2018

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