Blogs



Ayr Housing Aid Centre

Today the Homeless Spotlight falls on Ayr Housing Aid Centre, a local charity which has operated in South Ayrshire since 1987 with the primary aim and objective to provide services to homeless, those threatened with homelessness and those in housing need.

Published 1 February 2016

Blog: Private Landlord Support in Dundee

By Laura Fairlie from Shelter Scotland

Published 29 January 2016

Blog: Tackling homelessness with football

Today the Homeless Spotlight reveals how a trip to the Homeless World Cup turned Street Soccer Scotland founder David Duke from being homeless to inspiring others into positive social change using football as a catalyst.

Published 29 January 2016

New Resource Hub targets homelessness and improving lives in Edinburgh

Today the Homeless Spotlight showcases the pioneering Futures project in Edinburgh run by Craigowl Communities in partnership with Gowrie Care, both part of the Hillcrest Group.

Published 28 January 2016

The Big Issue and what it means for its 200 Scottish vendors

Today's Homeless Spotlight article sees The Big Issue highlight the work it does, where it operates in Scotland, the problems facing many of its vendors and the benefits of selling the magazine.

Published 27 January 2016

Not-so Temporary Accommodation

Continuing this year's Homeless Spotlight feature, Shelter Scotland's senior policy officer, Emma Dore, takes a detailed look at the charity's report into the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland which revealed that Scottish children spent nearly one million days homeless during 2015.

Published 26 January 2016

The Life of PIE

In the first installment of this year's Homeless Spotlight feature, Ypeople, the trading name of YMCA Glasgow, showcases its ground breaking Pathways service in South Lanarkshire, which supports people with highly complex needs and is the first service in Scotland to be based on the principle of a psychologically informed environment.

Published 25 January 2016

Blog: What do students really think about tenancy reform?

In a guest blog for Shelter Scotland, Vonnie Sandlan of NUS Scotland looks at what students want from new legislation on private renting.

Published 22 January 2016

Blog: Tenants bill risks wrecking student sector

For thousands studying at Scottish universities each year, the vital task of safely securing a place to live for the next academic term treads a well-worn path; one that’s about to be an unintended casualty of new legislation that’s current going through the Scottish Parliament, according to PRS 4 Scotland spokesman Dan Cookson.

Published 20 January 2016

Blog: Private Rented Sector reforms still put landlords and investors first

Welcome as they are, the Scottish Government’s package of reforms to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) just don’t go far enough, writes Tony Cain, policy manager for the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO).

Published 19 January 2016

Blog: All change for 2016 at CIH Scotland

Annie Mauger, executive director for the devolved nations and Republic of Ireland, explains what the organisation’s structural changes mean for members in Scotland.

Published 11 January 2016

Blog: Busy year ahead for Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group

Tom Barclay, co-chair of the Joint Housing Policy and Delivery Group reflects on 2015 and looks ahead to the next 12 months.

Published 8 January 2016

Blog: A budget for homes?

By Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager at Shelter Scotland

Published 21 December 2015