Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland hails ‘major victory’ as it drops Glasgow homelessness legal action

Shelter Scotland has revealed its intention to drop legal action taken against Glasgow City Council over homelessness after the announcement of a historic intervention by the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR).

Published 15 January 2020

Councils empowered to introduce short-term lets control areas

Local authorities are to be given new powers to regulate short-term lets where they decide this is in the interests of local communities, under measures to be introduced by the Scottish Government.

Published 9 January 2020

Quarter of Scots worried about paying rent or mortgage, study finds

Hundreds of thousands of Scottish adults are struggling to pay rent or mortgage costs, a new survey by YouGov for Shelter Scotland has found.

Published 8 January 2020

City of Edinburgh Council backs Shelter Scotland campaign

The City of Edinburgh Council has voiced its support for Shelter Scotland's campaign to have the right to a decent home enshrined in Scots law.

Published 6 January 2020

Shelter Scotland launches annual sale at Stockbridge store

Shoppers in-the-know descended upon Shelter Scotland's Stockbridge shop on Friday in what has become an annual ‘must-attend’ event for bargain-hunters.

Published 6 January 2020

Scottish Government launches £150m First Home Fund

A new national pilot scheme which aims to help thousands of first-time buyers with the deposit for a new home has opened for applications.

Published 18 December 2019

North Ayrshire Council hailed for empty homes initiative

North Ayrshire Council has been congratulated for its outstanding efforts to bring empty homes back into use.

Published 18 December 2019

Celebrity-backed Shelter Scotland housing rights campaign petition delivered to Holyrood

Around 10,000 people have signed a Shelter Scotland petition calling on the Scottish Government to have the right to a home enshrined in Scottish Law.

Published 10 December 2019

Regulator launches inquiry into Glasgow City Council’s homelessness services

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to investigate Glasgow City Council’s service for people who are homeless after finding that a “significant number of people” are still failing to receive temporary and emergency accommodation when required.

Published 9 December 2019

One child is made homeless every 37 minutes in Scotland

Shelter Scotland has called for more social housing to be built after new figures revealed that a child has been made homeless every 37 minutes in Scotland over the past year.

Published 3 December 2019

Lawyers who took on Serco and its lock-change evictions programme win at Herald Law Awards

A collaboration of lawyers who took on a multi-billion-pound national services company to defend the rights to a home for more than 300 highly vulnerable asylum seekers has won the Judges Award at The Herald’s 2019 Law Awards of Scotland.

Published 28 November 2019

Discretionary Housing Payment awards reach £59m over six months

Local authorities in Scotland made 99,910 awards under the Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) scheme during the period 1 April to 30 September 2019, new figures have shown.

Published 27 November 2019

People invited to night time walk through Glasgow for Shelter Scotland

Almost 100 people are set to walk through Glasgow during the night in support of housing charity Shelter Scotland.  

Published 27 November 2019

Jackie Killeen appointed to Shelter Scotland committee

Shelter Scotland has unveiled the appointment of Jackie Killeen as a trustee member of its committee.

Published 26 November 2019

New statistics outline Scotland’s ‘eye-watering’ private sector rent increases

The average cost of privately renting a 2 bedroom home increased in 15 out of 18 regions of Scotland between 2018 and 2019, ranging from 0.2% in North Lanarkshire to 5.3% in Greater Glasgow.

Published 20 November 2019