Shelter Scotland



Home Group unites with Shelter Scotland in fight for housing rights

Home Group has teamed up with Shelter Scotland in a quest for housing to be recognised as a human right.

Published 19 September 2019

Right to housing must be incorporated in Scots law, according to new report

A new report calling for the incorporation of human rights legislation in Scotland so everyone has access to a safe, affordable home has been published to mark Scottish Housing Day.

Published 18 September 2019

Swan Group to host Scottish Housing Day event in aid of Shelter Scotland

Developer Swan Group is hosting a special fundraising lunch event in aid of Shelter Scotland as part of Scottish Housing Day 2019 next week.

Published 13 September 2019

Cruden Homes gives back in support of Scottish Housing Day

Housebuilder Cruden Homes is supporting this year’s Scottish Housing Day by making a donation of £100 to Shelter Scotland for every new home that is reserved this weekend.

Published 12 September 2019

Shelter Scotland hits crowdfund target of £15,000 to cover Glasgow City Council legal action

Shelter Scotland’s crowdfunding campaign to raise money to help meet the legal costs for taking Glasgow City Council to court has hit its initial £15,000 target within two weeks.

Published 5 September 2019

Call for nominations for empty homes champions awards

Shelter Scotland is calling for nominations for an awards ceremony to recognise the work of people fighting to bring Scotland's 39,000 privately-owned, long-term empty homes back into use.

Published 29 August 2019

Lisa Borthwick: Are you with us? The campaign for housing rights in Scotland

Shelter Scotland’s Lisa Borthwick on the charity’s new campaign for housing rights in Scotland, including the launch of a public petition to embed the human right to housing fully in Scottish law.

Published 29 August 2019

Val McDermid backs new Shelter Scotland campaign to get right to a home enshrined in Scottish Law

Best-selling Scottish crime writer Val McDermid has backed a major new campaign by Shelter Scotland which aims to secure the legal right to a decent home for everyone in the country.

Published 27 August 2019

Housing providers unite to tackle leading cause of women’s homelessness

New guidance has been launched today to help social landlords and local authority housing providers offer a safer and more consistent approach to domestic abuse – the number one cause of women and children’s homelessness in Scotland.

Published 26 August 2019

Solicitors cast doubt on court action against council over homelessness strategy

A judicial review of Glasgow City Council's homelessness strategy is unlikely to result in meaningful change, solicitors have said.

Published 21 August 2019

Glasgow City Council threatened with court action over homelessness failures

Shelter Scotland has threatened to take Glasgow City Council to court unless over what the charity describes as ‘gatekeeping’ and systemic failures within the city’s homelessness services.

Published 19 August 2019

Fifty lock-change evictions blocked by Glasgow Sheriff Court

The fight against Serco’s lock-change evictions in Glasgow continues with fifty evictions now blocked by Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Published 9 August 2019

Scots back action against owners of empty homes but almost half say they wouldn’t report one

A majority of Scots agree that empty homes lead to a reduction in the amount of available housing and believe private owners of empty homes should be pressured to bring them back into use, according to new opinion polling.

Published 31 July 2019

‘Housing emergency’ and cost of living to blame as applications for crisis grants soar

Applications for crisis grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund increased by 11% in 2018/19 as the cost of living crisis and Scotland’s “housing emergency” saw more people turn to the fund for help.

Published 31 July 2019

Fringe comedy stars to raise the roof for Shelter Scotland

Half a dozen of the comedy world’s finest rib-ticklers have signed-up to bring in the laughs and the cash for Shelter Scotland at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Published 22 July 2019