Who we are
Shelter Scotland is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.
We do this by giving advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need, and by campaigning for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good.
What does Shelter Scotland do?
Help and advice
Shelter Scotland cannot house you, but we can give confidential help to people with all kinds of housing problems.
'My situation completely improved in as much as I didn't have to move out and was given a solicitor to advise me and represent me in court if necessary. I was very impressed with your attitude and the help I was given. Excellent.' - Previous client
Fighting for change
Shelter Scotland tackles the root causes of bad housing by lobbying government and local authorities for new laws and policies, and more investment, to improve the lives of homeless and badly-housed people.
Our influential campaigns bring aspects of bad housing to the attention of the media and the public, who help us fight for solutions.
As a leading expert on housing in Britain, we develop practical solutions to address the housing crisis. We also work in conjunction with the housing sector to promote good practice, publish reports, and deliver professional training.
Shelter's vision is that everyone should have a home.
Shelter was founded in 1966 by the Reverend Bruce Kenrick, who was horrified by the state of the tenements round his Notting Hill parish.
To mark its 40th year, Shelter Scotland has produced a booklet outling its main achievements and the history of housing in Scotland. You can download the booklet here.
Shelter's annual report looks at the range of work we have carried out over the course of the year.
Shelter is committed to being a diverse organisation that provides responsive and inclusive services to all.
Shelter offers housing advice across Scotland and England, on two different websites, with information tailored according to the very different housing legislation in each country.