Shelter Scotland



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

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference takes place today

Local government officers and others tackling the problem of empty homes across Scotland are meeting at the sell-out Scottish Empty Homes Partnership annual conference in Edinburgh today.

Published 20 November 2019

Shelter Scotland hosts photography exhibition to highlight mental health and homeslessness

The Shelter Scotland shop in Glasgow's Great Western Road is hosting a photography exhibition with all the images taken by people with experience of both mental ill-health and homelessness.

Published 18 November 2019

Serco's lock-change evictions of asylum seekers deemed lawful by Scotland’s highest civil court

Scotland’s highest civil court has found that lock-change evictions of asylum seekers without court orders are lawful in a judgment whose implications are "deeply concerning".

Published 14 November 2019

Swan Group to support Shelter Scotland's Sleepwalk 2019

Swan Group is supporting this year's Shelter Scotland Sleepwalk in Glasgow on Tuesday 3rd December.

Published 13 November 2019

More than 100 empty homes a month brought back into use in Scotland

New data from the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has revealed that more than 100 formerly empty homes are being brought back into use every month thanks to specialist staff in Scottish local councils.

Published 11 November 2019

Scottish Government updates homelessness code of guidance

A new code of guidance has been published to help guide local authorities in their duties to assist people who are threatened with or who are experiencing homelessness.

Published 8 November 2019

Cruden Homes West donates £1k to Shelter Scotland

Cruden Homes West has donated £1,000 to Shelter Scotland to support 'Housing as a Human Right'.

Published 31 October 2019

SNP MP Marion Fellows backs calls for housing as a human right and rent controls

SNP MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, Marion Fellows, has signed Shelter Scotland’s petition to enshrine the right to a decent home in Scots Law and backed calls from tenants’ union Living Rent for rent controls on private lets.

Published 30 October 2019

Scottish empty homes champions shortlisted for annual awards

Sixteen finalists from Ayrshire to North Ronaldsay in Orkney have been shortlisted in the Howdens Scottish Empty Homes Champions of the Year Awards.

Published 25 October 2019

Swan Group unveils Shelter Scotland as its charity partner

Affordable home builder Swan Group has announced that Shelter Scotland will be its charity partner.

Published 22 October 2019

Letter to Editor: Funding of winter night shelters

Shelter Scotland’s Gordon MacRae argues that new funding for winter night shelters is a symbol of a failed homelessness system.

Published 18 October 2019