Blogs



Further interim interdicts granted against Serco evictions

Glasgow law centres, advice agencies and charities have come together to prevent the eviction of Glasgow asylum seekers.

Published 16 July 2019

Reversing the Tide: Putting Rights at the Heart of Homelessness and Social Security

By Shelter Scotland campaigns & policy officer Aoife Deery

Published 16 July 2019

Gavin Yates: It’s time for investment in ending homelessness - not brutal cuts

Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates on the impending cuts to homeless services in Glasgow.

Published 15 July 2019

Ewan Jures: Is it time to get heated about heating new homes?

WSP associate Ewan Jures on the importance of district heating networks.

Published 12 July 2019

Tammy Swift-Adams: Life after the Planning Bill – moving from conflict to collaboration

The new Planning Bill gives Scotland just what it needs: a spur to replace conflict with collaboration.

Published 9 July 2019

Jon Sparkes: Historic opportunity to end homelessness in Scotland for good

One year on since the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group finalised their report, Jon Sparkes from Crisis writes about the successes so far and the actions in the Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan.

Published 28 June 2019

Will Scarlett: Build to Rent (Scotland) comes of age

Build to Rent is critical to addressing issues of a lack of housing supply but Scotland still lags the rest of the UK, writes Will Scarlett.

Published 28 June 2019

Sarah Johnsen: Overcoming barriers to healthcare for people experiencing homelessness

I-SPHERE Professor Sarah Johnsen describes how a flexible and relational approach helps to overcome many of the barriers that homeless people face when accessing healthcare. 

Published 26 June 2019

Lisa Glass: Making rights real – the new National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership

Shelter Scotland’s Lisa Glass responds to the Scottish Government's announcement of a National Taskforce on human rights and asks how can this improve things for those facing homelessness?

Published 19 June 2019

Ruth Ehrlich: Scotland is proof England must abolish Section 21

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter urges England to follow Scotland’s lead in introducing pioneering longer, more secure tenancies.

Published 18 June 2019

Dr Yoric Irving-Clarke: Make a Stand - one year on

CIH policy and practice research officer Dr Yoric Irving-Clarke talks to some early Make a Stand pledges.

Published 7 June 2019

Dr Jennifer Harris: Tackling issues in the private rented sector

The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) is embarking on a substantial new UK-wide work programme with TDS Charitable Foundation and SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust, which will aim to improve conditions and outcomes in the private rented sector.

Published 5 June 2019

Graham Marchbank: Local Design Panels need planners

It's important that developers behind housing applications understand that a design review is there not necessarily to cut numbers but to get to grips with place-making & quality, writes RTPI Scotland executive committee member Graham Marchbank.

Published 4 June 2019

Cockburn Association: Edinburgh – The Heritage City

Edinburgh heritage body the Cockburn Association has launched a series of thought-pieces under the heading Our Unique City: Our Past, Our City, Our Future to generate a civic conversation that looks to address the many challenges facing the capital now and in the immediate future.

Published 4 June 2019

Cockburn Association: Edinburgh – The Expanding City

Edinburgh heritage body the Cockburn Association has launched a series of thought-pieces under the heading Our Unique City: Our Past, Our City, Our Future to generate a civic conversation that looks to address the many challenges facing the capital now and in the immediate future.

Published 3 June 2019