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Give homeless families the chance of a happy Christmas

For thousands of people struggling with homelessness, Christmas will bring little comfort.

This year, Christmas might feel a bit different to usual. But most of us can still look forward to a cosy festive break spent celebrating as best we can, in secure homes where we can feel safe, warm, and comforted.

Many people struggling with bad housing and homelessness have already endured the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic without a safe place to live. And now, Christmas will be spent in cramped bed and breakfasts, sleeping in cars, or in temporary accommodation hundreds of miles away from family.

No one should have to cope with such misery and stress – let alone at this time of year. It’s unacceptable.

You can help change this

A donation to support our essential work could be the lifeline that so many people need. It could be the difference between a Christmas marked with struggle and worry, and one full of hope, stability, and smiles. This winter, will you show you care?

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Your support changes lives

Last Christmas, supporters like you meant our emergency helpline could answer 720 calls from families in Scotland desperately in need of our expert housing advice. Our outreach workers could be there for people worried about spending winter without anywhere to live, helping them on the path to a home and a brighter future. And thanks to you, we continue to lobby the government to build more affordable housing – tackling one of the root causes of homelessness.

Please donate today. Your generosity could give a homeless family an urgent lifeline and the hope for a happier Christmas. Give home. Give hope.

Donations will be used by Shelter Scotland wherever they’re most needed in our fight to end bad housing and homelessness.

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I will always remember what Shelter did for us. I’ve now got a home for my family and I know that I can live there for the rest of my life. I can’t describe in words how happy I am!


Kate and her daughters smiling, standing outside their front door, which has a Christmas wreath on it.

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Last year, we supported thousands of families facing homelessness


We helped 21,145 people directly with housing advice and support last year.

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829,555 unique visits to our online get advice pages.

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9,033 people helping to support our campaigning efforts across Scotland

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