Shelter Scotland

Housing targets within reach as Scotland welcomes biggest increase in social housing since 1970s

The Scottish Government's target of 50,000 affordable homes is within reach over the period of this parliament, according to a first-of-its-kind independent report.

Published 26 February 2018

National Housing Trust scheme criticised for ‘reviving Right to Buy’

The Scottish Government has been accused of “reviving the Right to Buy” policy after it was revealed that homes delivered through its National Housing Trust (NHT) scheme can be sold off and removed from public ownership.

Published 16 February 2018

Blog: It’s now time for action to tackle homelessness

Aoife Deery and Lisa Glass dissect a Holyrood committee’s report which outlined a series of recommendations to tackle homelessness in Scotland.

Published 16 February 2018

Blog: How you can help Shelter Scotland to help young people who need a home

Shelter Scotland is looking for people in Edinburgh, Dundee, The Borders and Dumfries & Galloway to help the charity by taking part in some focus groups.

Published 15 February 2018

‘Scottish style Housing First’ approach needed to tackle homelessness, says Holyrood committee

The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee has called for the implementation of a ‘Scottish style Housing First’ approach among a series of recommendations to tackle homelessness.

Published 12 February 2018

Local authorities ‘not fulfilling statutory homeless obligations’

Councils in Scotland are failing in their legal obligation to accommodation for people who are at risk of homelessness with many people being unlawfully turned away, according to an investigation by BBC Scotland.

Published 9 February 2018

New partnership breathes new life into Inverclyde’s empty properties

A new project has been launched to tackle long-term privately-owned empty homes in Inverclyde.

Published 7 February 2018

Blog: What do the latest homelessness stats tell us?

With progress on homelessness slowing according to the latest figures, Aoife Deery looks behind the stats to find out why, and see what can be done.

Published 5 February 2018

Blog: Are we on the way to finally eradicating fuel poverty?

With the previous target to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016 dramatically missed, Shelter Scotland wants to see stronger ambition this time round.

Published 2 February 2018

Fuel poverty campaigners call for more ambitious targets

Housing campaigners are calling for the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to end fuel poverty.

Published 1 February 2018

Website for private tenants and landlords upgraded and relaunched

A free online resource giving tenants and landlords a comprehensive guide to private renting in Scotland was officially relaunched yesterday following a total overhaul.

Published 31 January 2018

£1.6m funding boost for homelessness and housing projects

Grants totalling £1.6 million will fund innovative services aimed at tackling homelessness and improving housing, particularly for the most vulnerable.

Published 22 January 2018

Blog: A new year, a new start. What next for housing in Scotland?

Shelter Scotland policy officer Lisa Glass looks at what the year ahead holds in store for housing in Scotland.

Published 10 January 2018

Warrior chainmail costume on the frontline of Shelter Scotland’s Stockbridge January launch

Today’s the day that the discerning charity shop bargain-hunter makes their way to the doors of Shelter Scotland’s store in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge.

Published 3 January 2018

Fife becomes first local authority to back Shelter Scotland’s Far From Fixed homeless campaign

Fife Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to sign-up to a major national campaign aimed at tackling homelessness.

Published 13 December 2017