Shelter Scotland

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

Existing Homes Alliance leads 50 organisations in call for real Warm Homes Bill

The Scottish Government is in danger of failing to deliver a real Warm Homes Bill for Scotland, a group of 50 civil society and business organisations has warned.

Published 29 May 2018

Blog: Forecast for a warmer Scotland with the Fuel Poverty Bill?

Shelter Scotland’s senior campaigns & policy officer, Lisa Glass, on the health implications of living in a cold home, and what more needs to be done.

Published 28 May 2018

Schoolchildren encouraged to take 50p challenge to raise money to fight bad housing and homelessness

Primary school pupils across Scotland are being urged to support Shelter Scotland by conducting fundraising events and activities during the charity’s 50th anniversary year.

Published 28 May 2018

Shelter Scotland to mark 50th anniversary with special one-off screening of I, Daniel Blake

A one-off screening of the gritty and critically acclaimed film ‘I, Daniel Blake’ – described as a “battle-cry for the dispossessed” – is to be held at Edinburgh Filmhouse on Tuesday 5 June.

Published 28 May 2018

Save the date for Scottish Housing Day

People and communities across Scotland are being asked to save the date for this year’s Scottish Housing Day, which will take place on Wednesday September 19th.

Published 23 May 2018

Discretionary Housing Payments increase ‘reveals pressure faced by Scottish households’

A 7% increase in the number of applications for financial assistance towards housing costs made by households claiming housing benefit or the housing element of Universal Credit show the increased pressure faced by households across Scotland, Shelter Scotland has warned.

Published 23 May 2018

New initiative to address discrimination in housing

Increased awareness of equality law among lawyers and housing advisors will help tackle the discrimination faced by some groups of people at risk of eviction or homelessness, a conference in Glasgow will hear today.

Published 21 May 2018

Blog: The Unaffordable Private Rented Sector: Why it’s time to thaw the LHA freeze

Aoife Deery outlines Shelter Scotland’s concerns about the impact welfare reform is having on renters.

Published 17 May 2018

Blog: Building stronger foundations: the impact of good housing and community groups in tackling social isolation

Social groups like Shelter Scotland’s Men’s Shed project in Paisley are crucial to tackling loneliness by providing an activity, a sense of purpose and companionship, writes Lisa Glass.

Published 15 May 2018

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