Shelter Scotland is working with housing associations as an independent organisation, to help tenants stay in their homes, and this project is called the Making Advice Work project. The Making Advice Work project is funded by the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
How we do it
The project provides face-to-face advice and support to tenants of these housing associations that are, or could be, facing homelessness. We will also identify and make referrals onto different agencies that can provide more specialised help to the client.
The partner housing associations will refer tenants that have significant rent arrears. OUr project workers will then try and engage with tenants to see if there is any help and support that can be given to prevent them from being evicted.