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Shelter Scotland housing policy

We work across a number of areas developing policy to ensure there is a safe, secure and affordable home for everyone. We also deliver key statistics, respond to consultations, write blogs and produce policy and research reports.

Housing and homelessness statistics

The latest facts and figures about housing and homelessness in Scotland.

Housing and homelessness statistics

Local area statistics

The latest housing and homelessness statistics for each Local Authority area in Scotland.

Local area statistics

Policy Positions

Find out what areas we focus on and what we think

Policy Statements

policy statements

Shelter Scotland Blog

Read our latest blogs on different policy areas

Shelter Scotland Blog

Shelter Scotland blog

Policy Library

View our latest policy and research publications in our policy library

Policy Library

Policy Library

Private Renting Project

The Shelter Scotland Private Renting Project seeks to ‘make renting fit and fair for all’ by: working with private landlords to improve practice; collaborating with letting agents to devise a “Letting Agent Plus” service standard to improve access and tenancy sustainment; and strengthen the consumer voice of private renters by putting private renters’ voices at the heart of policymaking.

Letting agent plus

Find out more about our Letting Agent Plus project

Find out more about letting agent plus

About our Letting Agent Plus project

Work with private renters

Find out more about working with private renters

Find out more about working with private renters

Work with private renters

Meet the Policy Advocacy team

We are the Policy Advocacy team, and we're responsible for developing Shelter Scotland's policy positions. We chat to our advisors to hear about the issues around homelessness and bad housing that are being seen in our services, and use these experiences to inform our policy work. We then meet with decision makers, respond to consultations, and produce reports to advocate for the changes we want to see. All this feeds into our campaigns work, on both a local and national level.

Debbie King

Debbie King

National Policy Advocacy Manager

Adam Milne

Adam Milne

Senior Policy Advocacy Officer

Jess Husbands

Jess Husbands

Policy Advocacy Officer

David Aitchison

David Aitchison

Public Affairs Officer

Alice Tooms-Moore

Policy Advocacy Officer

Gavin Corbett

Policy Projects Adviser

Meghan O'Neill

Glasgow Community Organiser

For research interviews, requests to speak, or if you're unsure who to contact, please use the team email address below. We will identify the right person and get back to you shortly:

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