Blogs



Case study: My Time at Gowrie Care

Hello my name is William Young and I am staying at South Fort Street in Edinburgh. I want to let you know a bit about me, I am 42 years old and I have been homeless from 18 years old. I have had my own places and been married for 10 years but all that ended and I became homeless. I have been in a lot of homeless places but I was not happy in any of them.

Published 21 March 2015

Blog: Sharing solutions?

In a guest blog for Shelter Scotland, Beth Reid, policy manager (Scotland) for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, tells of how a shared private tenancy may not be the most obvious option for a single person facing homelessness, but it can offer a workable solution.

Published 20 March 2015

Blog: Homelessness and complex needs – insights from across the UK

In her guest blog for Shelter Scotland, Anna Evans (of Anna Evans Housing Consultancy), offers some insights into homelessness and complex needs from around the UK.

Published 19 March 2015

Public Art: ANCHO

Here are three beautiful portraits which were done by the Kidz Klub at ANCHO about three years ago with the help of a local artist David Reid.

Published 19 March 2015

Blog: Housing is fundamental to our success as a country

As Scotland’s housing professionals gather in Glasgow for CIH Scotland’s annual conference and exhibition, making the case for housing means highlighting its impact on the economy, health, education and social mobility says head of policy and public affairs David Ogilvie.

Published 11 March 2015

Black's Blog - 11 March

Who's heard of the Fleming Trust? It's probably the best funded landlord in Scotland, with no debt and all its houses up to the Scottish Housing Quality Standard. Voids are low, arrears are relatively low, and the Trust is now ready to build new homes for the first time in decades.

Published 11 March 2015

Blog: Could new local taxation pave the way for a stable housing market?

By James Battye at Shelter Scotland

Published 5 March 2015

Blog: Ten propositions to support planning for housing

Craig McLaren, national director for Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland, outlines work the Institute is taking forward that explores what can be done to improve how we plan for housing.

Published 20 January 2015