Housing and homelessness organisations in England have welcomed commitments in the UK government's new rough sleeping strategy, while calling for bold plans to tackle the causes of homelessness.
Published 13 August 2018
Scottish and UK-wide housing organisations have welcomed a major UK government U-turn on funding for temporary supported housing.
Published 10 August 2018
More than half of all families in England housed in temporary accommodation after being accepted as homeless by their local council are in work, according to new figures from Shelter.
Published 23 July 2018
Aoife Deery, policy officer at Shelter Scotland, writes on the latest homelessness statistics.
Published 20 June 2018
The UK government has won a challenge against a ruling that its benefit cap unlawfully discriminates against lone parents with children under two.
Published 16 March 2018
Lady Veronica Lucan, the wife of Lord Lucan who vanished more than 40 years ago, has left her fortune to homeless charity Shelter after reportedly cutting her children out of her will.
Published 15 January 2018
Homeless charities have said that police should not use anti-social behaviour powers against rough sleepers after a local authority leader called for legal action to be taken to remove homeless people from Windsor before the royal wedding in May.
Published 4 January 2018
Shelter and Shelter Scotland have launched an urgent appeal after new analysis revealed the number of people recorded as homeless in Britain has reached a staggering 307,000 – more than half the population of Glasgow and the equivalent to one in every 200.
Published 8 November 2017
Adopting a bunker mentality is flawed when credible warnings are stacking up, says Kate Webb.
Published 27 October 2017
An overwhelming majority of the public support stricter laws requiring private landlords to bring their properties to a minimum energy efficiency rating before letting them out, according to a new Shelter Scotland report.
Published 27 June 2017
A key parliamentary committee has re-launched an inquiry into Universal Credit after receiving disturbing evidence of the problems encountered by tenants from councils. Heather Spurr believes the UK government should use the opportunity to listen to the concerns of tenants and landlords who are dealing with the worrying fallout of the once ‘flagship’ welfare reform.
Published 1 March 2017
Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, has been appointed Shelter’s interim chief executive by the Board of trustees following the announcement that Campbell Robb is to step down as chief executive at the end of the year.
Published 25 November 2016
Campbell Robb is to leave his position as chief executive at Shelter after being appointed as the new chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT).
Published 7 October 2016
More than one million 18-44 year-olds in Scotland say housing problems are forcing them to stall life milestones such as a career, children and retirement, according to new research issued today.
Published 6 June 2016
This Christmas morning, 100,000 children in Britain will wake up without a home.
Published 4 December 2015