England: Housing organisations call for 'bold plans' to tackle cause of homelessness

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

Housing organisations welcome UK government U-turn on supported housing

Scottish and UK-wide housing organisations have welcomed a major UK government U-turn on funding for temporary supported housing.

Published 10 August 2018

England: Shelter reveals sharp rise in number of working homeless families

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

Blog: A wake-up call on homelessness – enough talking, it’s time for action

Aoife Deery, policy officer at Shelter Scotland, writes on the latest homelessness statistics.

Published 20 June 2018

UK government wins appeal against High Court benefit cap ruling

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 Lucan leaves her fortune to Shelter

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

UK: Charities respond to calls to remove homeless people from streets before royal wedding

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

One in every 200 people in the UK are homeless, according to Shelter

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

Blog: DWP’s wilful ignorance over the impact of local housing allowance

Adopting a bunker mentality is flawed when credible warnings are stacking up, says Kate Webb.

Published 27 October 2017

Shelter poll: Majority back proposed energy efficiency rules for private landlords

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

Blog: Universal Credit: Rollout speeds up but leaves problems in its wake

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

Shelter appoints Graeme Brown as interim chief executive

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

Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb to join Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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

Majority of under 45s say housing crisis has put their life on hold

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

Ayrshire Housing staff wear their slippers for charity

This Christmas morning, 100,000 children in Britain will wake up without a home.

Published 4 December 2015