shelter scotland

  • July 15, 2018

    Last year the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership supported local authorities and partners to bring 742 long-term private empty homes back into use across Scotland .

  • January 28, 2018

    The latest homelessness statistics released by the Scottish Government, show a two per cent increase in homeless applications, a total of 14,607 homelessness assessments and a 10 per cent increase in children in temporary accommodation between April and September 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.

  • October 5, 2017

    More and more social tenants in Scotland are struggling to pay the first month’s rent in advance as a result of welfare reforms, making it even more difficult for them to find and keep a home, according to a report from Shelter Scotland.Published in collaboration with Scottish Federation of Housing Associations.

  • August 10, 2017

    New figures showing the scale and impact of Scotland’s housing crisis have been revealed in Shelter Scotland's latest Impact Report.

  • May 3, 2017

    The good progress made on social evictions  between 2010 to 2014 has gone into reverse according to new analysis which shows there has been a 24 per cent increase in evictions across Scotland’s social rented sector in the last two years.

  • May 2, 2016

    Some of the top reasons why privately-owned homes are left empty for long periods of time have been revealed by Shelter Scotland one year after the organisation launched an empty homes helpline.

  • March 11, 2016

    An Ipsos MORI Scotland for Shelter Scotland shows that 90 per cent of people in Scotland think that the children of today will find it harder to buy or rent a home than the generation before them.

  • January 6, 2016

    New research has found that more than one in four adults in Scotland who are responsible for paying rent or a mortgage are worried about covering the cost of their housing in 2016.

  • January 27, 2014

    The latest Scottish Government statistics show a 12 percent reduction in the number of homelessness assessments between July and September 2013, compared to the same period in 2012.

  • October 28, 2013

    Having a good home is central to the health of everyone in Scotland, says the chair of the independent Housing and Wellbeing Commission.