Shelter Scotland



More than a thousand Shelter Scotland campaigners issue Budget request for social housebuilding

More than a thousand people have added their names to a letter to cabinet secretary for finance, Kate Forbes, calling on her to prioritise social housebuilding in today’s Budget statement.

Published 28 January 2021

Alliance calls for affordable housebuilding to be 'cornerstone' of Scotland’s Covid recovery

An alliance of more than 25 advocacy, support and housing organisations have today written to cabinet secretary for finance Kate Forbes, asking her to make social and affordable homes “the cornerstone of Scotland’s recovery” in this week’s Budget.

Published 26 January 2021

High housing costs a concern for one in four people in 2021, Shelter Scotland finds

A quarter of renters and mortgage holders are worried about not being able to pay their housing costs in 2021, according to new research published today by Shelter Scotland.

Published 19 January 2021

Scottish Government has 'backtracked' on homeless protections

Shelter Scotland has criticised the Scottish Government’s decision to "backtrack on its promise" to homeless people to end the continued use of temporary accommodation during lockdown.

Published 14 January 2021

Eviction ban extended until end of March

The Scottish Government has announced that its temporary ban on eviction orders will be extended until the end of March. 

Published 8 January 2021

Aberdeen refreshes support for campaign for right to a decent home

Aberdeen City Council has refreshed its support for Shelter Scotland’s campaign to have the right to a decent home enshrined in Scottish law.

Published 5 January 2021

Christmas eviction ban introduced for private tenants

Enforcement of evictions from rented properties will be halted in Scotland for a six week period until mid-January, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 4 December 2020

Charities outline plan to end homelessness within two parliaments

Thirty organisations in Scotland that care about homelessness, including charities, leading academics and people with lived experience, are today calling on political parties, MSPs and candidates in next year’s Scottish Parliament elections to get behind a ten-year plan to end homelessness.

Published 1 December 2020

More social housing needed to help survivors of domestic abuse, says Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland is calling for more social housing to be created in Scotland amid persistent concerns that the lack of it stops people leaving an abusive partner.

Published 26 November 2020

Rise in private sector rents spark call for more social housing

An increase of rents in Scotland's private sector despite the pandemic is evidence that the country’s housing system is broken and that more social housing is needed, according to Shelter Scotland.

Published 25 November 2020

CIH Scotland, Shelter Scotland and SFHA make joint call for funding increase to build 53,000 social and affordable homes

In a joint response to the draft Infrastructure Investment Plan, CIH Scotland, Shelter Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations have called for the Scottish Government to increase affordable housing supply levels from the current target of 50,000 homes to 53,000 homes in the next Parliamentary term to address existing and newly arising housing need.

Published 20 November 2020

Appeal for donations as new restrictions threaten £100,000 income loss for Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland is appealing for supporters to donate online, as newly-announced Tier 4 restrictions in the west of Scotland threaten a massive loss of retail income.

Published 18 November 2020

More than 14,000 households facing Christmas in temporary accommodation in Scotland

Record numbers of households in Scotland are facing Christmas in temporary accommodation, Shelter Scotland has warned today as it launches its Winter Appeal.

Published 16 November 2020

Fiona McPhail: Regulator's report into Glasgow City Council confirms concerns raised by Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland’s lead solicitor Fiona McPhail gives her reaction to the outcome of the Scottish Housing Regulator’s inquiry into Glasgow City Council’s homelessness services.

Published 6 November 2020

Regulator publishes findings of inquiry into Glasgow City Council’s homelessness services

Glasgow City Council failed to ensure it had enough suitable temporary accommodation prior to the coronavirus pandemic and did not provide temporary accommodation to significant numbers of people when they needed it, the Scottish Housing Regulator has found.

Published 4 November 2020