Blogs



Blog: Support for private landlords in Lochaber

Shelter Scotland’s private landlord support officer, Bryan Powell, details how he works to improve the private rented sector in Lochaber.

Published 24 February 2016

Blog: Success – Housing at the heart of Community Justice

Emma Dore, senior policy officer at Shelter Scotland, considers the role housing plays in delivering Community Justice.

Published 23 February 2016

Blog: A New Year, a new Trust to benefit the PRS

A New Year is a time for new ideas, and we are now looking for yours. As Scotland’s only not-for-profit tenancy deposit scheme, we are in a unique position to give something back to the private rented sector and so we are delighted to announce the launch of the SafeDeposits Scotland Trust.

Published 22 February 2016

Blog: The private tenancies bill: one step closer to genuine security of tenure?

As the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill moves at a pace through the infrastructure and capital investment committee, James Battye, policy officer at Shelter Scotland, discusses how things will change for the 330,000 households renting from private landlords across Scotland.

Published 18 February 2016

Blog: Why homes must be at the heart of the debate

With less than 100 days until the Holyrood Election on May 6 there is a critical, albeit small, window of opportunity to influence the nation’s politicians and the political debate, writes Fiona King, campaigns & public affairs manager at Shelter Scotland.

Published 16 February 2016

Blog: Study the market, get the skills

Bathgate-based Weslo Housing Management was among the first Scottish social landlords to branch out into the private rented housing sector. In this guest blog for CIH Scotland, Weslo chief executive Mike Bruce offers some words of wisdom for others who are considering crossing the divide to meet the growing demand from this emergent market.

Published 9 February 2016

Blog: Scaling up and minding the gaps

By Scottish Empty Homes Partnership national manager Kristen Hubert

Published 8 February 2016

Interview with Ann Landels director of Crisis Skylight Edinburgh

In the final installment of this year’s Homeless Spotlight, Scottish Housing News talks to Crisis Skylight Edinburgh director Ann Landels.

Published 5 February 2016

Interview with a Streetyouth practitioner

Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner.

Published 4 February 2016

Streetwork Women’s Project – Case Study

Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner.

Published 4 February 2016

Blog: Understanding and a compassionate approach to addressing multiple and complex needs

Today’s bumper edition of Homeless Spotlight sees Streetwork highlight its women’s project alongside a blog from its CEO Kenny Forsyth and an interview with a Streetyouth practitioner.

Published 4 February 2016

Blog: Building up experience

Michael Murray details his time as a Shelter Scotland volunteer

Published 3 February 2016

Rowan Alba

The latest Homeless Spotlight participant is Rowan Alba, a charity working in Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross and Angus offering a range of services to people who are, or are at risk of becoming homeless.

Published 3 February 2016

Blog: The unintended consequences of Right to Rent

By Sarah Macfadyen, policy manager at Crisis

Published 2 February 2016

Aid & Abet

Scottish Churches Housing Action returns to the Homeless Spotlight to highlight Aid & Abet, its peer mentoring for people leaving prison to live in Edinburgh & Lothian.

Published 2 February 2016