Specialist services in Scotland
As part of our work to tackle homelessness, Shelter runs many different projects across Scotland. These projects are developed to address local needs, but also to demonstrate solutions for others to implement.
As well as providing practical and emotional support to homeless people, we try to address broader issues causing or contributing to homelessness, such as lack of affordable housing, poverty and disadvantage.
We have four community hubs - in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen. We also deliver services in South Lanarkshire, Dumfries and East Lothian.
Shelter Scotland and Aberdeen City Council Homelessness Services are working to prevent homelessness by providing independent housing advice and assistance to people in Aberdeen.
Housing support projects provide practical help and support for people who are homeless to help them resettle into permanent tenancies.
Shelter's Prisoners' Project is funded by the Scottish Government's Rough Sleepers Initiative and provides housing advice to prisoners in the North and North East of Scotland.
Shelter's Housing Action with Rural Communities (SHARC) was a pilot project established in 2000 which worked to address housing problems in rural areas of Dumfries and Galloway. Although this project has finished, we've set up a Trust to continue its role and left the information about it on our site for reference.
The Safe and Sound Project is a joint development between Shelter Scotland and Relationships Scotland to tackle challenges faced by young people resulting from housing instability and family relationship breakdown.
Shelter's East Lothian Project was set up in October 2000 in order to address homelessness issues within the area.
The Tayside Housing Law and Debt Advice project is funded by the Scottish Legal Aid Board with the objective of preventing individuals and families from losing their homes as a result of money problems and debt.