Shelter Scotland

Scottish Government ‘on track’ to meet 2016 affordable homes target

The Scottish Government is ahead of its five-year target to deliver 30,000 affordable homes by March 2016, despite a decrease in the number of social sector homes being built.

Published 3 June 2015

Report: The Smith Commission and beyond: the devolution of housing benefit to the Scottish Parliament

Shelter Scotland has published a paper which sets out the principles it believes should underpin further devolution of social security - including housing benefit – to the Scottish Parliament, and what steps the Scottish Government and UK governments should take in relation to the devolution of social security.

Published 2 June 2015

Shelter Scotland’s digital housing and homelessness advice service goes live

People in Scotland facing bad housing and homelessness will now be able to access free, housing, money and debt advice via their computer, tablets and mobile phones – with one-to-one support and signposting provided digitally from housing advisors.

Published 2 June 2015

Friends embark on five day wild adventure for Shelter Scotland

Two friends will embark on a trek across rough terrain in all weathers this weekend to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people across Scotland.

Published 29 May 2015

City of Edinburgh Council backs renting reform campaign

The City of Edinburgh Council has passed a motion in support of a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector.

Published 28 May 2015

Dundee Council throws weight behind renting reform campaign

Dundee City Council has become the latest organisation to back a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector.

Published 27 May 2015

Charities issue joint call for more affordable homes

Four Scottish charities have written to minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess MSP with a joint call to set an ambitious target for new affordable homes across Scotland.

Published 26 May 2015

Scottish Gas backs campaign to improve rights for renters

Scottish Gas has become the first company to support Shelter Scotland’s campaign calling for a fairer deal for renters.

Published 26 May 2015

800 left to sleep rough on Glasgow's streets

Glasgow City Council received almost 5000 applications for homelessness assistance last year.

Published 21 May 2015

House price rise is ‘bad news for young families’

Shelter Scotland has lamented new statistics which revealed that house prices in Scotland have seen their highest annual increase since 2007.

Published 20 May 2015

Glasgow City Council backs renting reform campaign

Glasgow City Council has passed a motion in support of a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector.

Published 19 May 2015

Blog: 10 politicians, 4 volunteers, 3 towns, 2 shops and a whole load of coffee

By Fiona King at Shelter Scotland

Published 5 May 2015

Scottish Welfare Fund helps nearly 135,000 households

The Scottish Welfare Fund has helped nearly 135,000 households since the scheme began in April 2013, according to new statistics.

Published 29 April 2015

Signed Colin Stein shirt anonymously donated to Shelter Scotland

A Shelter Scotland charity shop in Clarkston is hoping to score with an auction of a signed Scotland shirt.

Published 28 April 2015

Campaigners descend on capital to Make Renting Right

A campaign aimed at making Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for families and fairer for all hits Edinburgh on Monday.

Published 24 April 2015