Shelter Scotland

Call for new ‘game-changer’ policies to meet Scotland’s child poverty targets

Scotland risks unravelling the main reason behind lower levels of poverty without a long-term focus on boosting supply and affordability of housing, a new report has found.

Published 8 October 2019

Shelter Scotland's new housing rights campaign hits Glasgow

Today, Shelter Scotland campaigners will be in Glasgow to invite locals to support their new campaign by signing a petition calling on the Scottish Government to have the right to a home enshrined in Scottish law.

Published 7 October 2019

SFHA, Shelter Scotland and Oxfam Scotland host film screening during Challenge Poverty Week

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Shelter Scotland and Oxfam Scotland are hosting a screening of the film, Push, to mark this year’s Challenge Poverty Week.

Published 7 October 2019

Shelter Scotland begins court action against Glasgow City Council

Shelter Scotland’s bid for a judicial review into Glasgow City Council’s “unlawful practice of denying homeless people temporary accommodation” will begin today.

Published 2 October 2019

Serco lock-change evictions paused by Glasgow Sheriff Court

Asylum seekers facing eviction proceedings in Glasgow have been given a temporary reprieve by a court.

Published 30 September 2019

SFHA welcomes housing progress but warns of threat of uncertainty

New statistics which revealed a 15% increase in Scotland’s supply of new homes have been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 25 September 2019

Scottish Government welcomes 15% increase of new housing supply

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has welcomed a 15% increase in Scotland’s supply of new housing but has warned that a no-deal Brexit could have a damaging effect on future growth.

Published 24 September 2019

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