Blogs



Blog: Challenging poverty through action on housing

To coincide with Challenge Poverty Week, Shelter Scotland is highlighting that poverty in Scotland can be solved by boosting incomes and reducing costs.  Housing costs, whether it is rent or mortgage payments, are a huge expense and a huge financial burden for many families across Scotland, writes Lisa Glass.

Published 17 October 2017

Blog: The role of retirement villages in improving health and wellbeing

Jane Barker discusses the role that appropriate housing can play in maintaining health and wellbeing among the older generation.

Published 12 October 2017

Blog: Think homelessness is just an urban issue? Think again.

Jessica Husbands takes Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign on a tour round rural Scotland.

Published 10 October 2017

Blog: Working together to end homelessness in Scotland

Jon Sparkes gives a summary of the first meeting of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group.

Published 9 October 2017

Blog: Universal Credit – Scottish choices

By minister for social security Jeane Freeman

Published 6 October 2017

Blog: Why we need to talk more about LGBT rights and housing

Jocasta Mann for Shelter Scotland writes on LGBT rights and housing.

Published 6 October 2017

Blog: Ending homelessness in Scotland: Good is no longer good enough

A new bold ambition to end rough sleeping and dramatically reduce the use of temporary accommodation is a welcome and exciting development in Scotland. Ligia Teixeira reflects on how we can best ensure that vision is translated into reality.

Published 5 October 2017

Blog: Universal Credit choices – what they mean for landlords and tenants

Housing minister Kevin Stewart outlines the reasons behind the new Universal Credit choices for recipients in Scotland and what they mean for landlords and tenants.

Published 5 October 2017

Scottish Housing News talks to COSLA’s new community wellbeing spokesperson Councillor Kelly Parry

As Midlothian councillor Kelly Parry settles into her post as spokesperson for community wellbeing at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), Scottish Housing News asks about the housing elements of her wide-ranging role.

Published 4 October 2017

Blog: Making the best use of our assets – Scottish Empty Homes Conference 2017

Ahead of this year's Scottish Empty Homes Conference, Shelter Scotland’s Shaheena Din outlines what people can expect from the day.

Published 4 October 2017

Blog: Scottish Cities Alliance and University of Glasgow host European Housing Partnership

Housing policy adviser Jim Hayton blogs on the European Housing Partnership and launching Scottish Cities Alliance research by on the delivery of affordable housing.

Published 3 October 2017

Blog: The hub of our delivery

The Highlands, Islands and Moray team of the Scottish Government detail how they are helping to contribute towards the 50,000 affordable homes target with the creation of a Highland Housing Hub.

Published 29 September 2017

Blog: Homelessness and ‘Housing First’ in Scotland

With homelessness moving towards the frontline of Scottish politics, Adam Lang says delivering a ‘Housing First’ model needs sustained support as part of a whole system response and should not be mistaken for a silver bullet.

Published 27 September 2017

Blog: Project management – like never before! The technical team behind the Social Bite Village

In February of this year, Gill Henry, head of business development at The Cruden Group, agreed to take on the role of project director for the Social Bite Village in Edinburgh.

Published 26 September 2017

Blog: Reforming planning needs a positive compelling vision, not just technical change

Former First Minister and town planner Rt Hon Henry McLeish on the launch of the Scottish Alliance for People and Places.

Published 26 September 2017