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2015

Browse through Shelter Scotland's press releases from this page. Contact the media team for further background information and briefings or to arrange an interview.


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Scotland’s Housing Sector Gathers for Landmark Conference on Making Renting Right

24 June 2015

Reforming Scotland’s private rented sector to make it fit for the 21st Century and fair for all is the theme of a major conference.


National empty homes helpline launched

16 June 2015

Members of the public will be able to report empty homes in their communities and contribute to bringing them back into use using a free national helpline from today.


Charity first for digital housing and homelessness advice

1 June 2015

From today people in Scotland facing bad housing and homelessness will be able to access free, housing, money and debt advice via their computer, tablets and mobile phones – with one-to-one support and signposting provided digitally from housing advisors. 


Scottish Gas backs campaign to improve rights for renters

25 May 2015

Scottish Gas has become the first company to support Shelter Scotland's campaign calling for a fairer deal for renters.


Glasgow City Council backs renting reform campaign

18 May 2015

Glasgow City Council has passed a motion in support of a campaign calling for reform of the private rented sector. [1]


Response to Scottish Government house building statistics

3 March 2015

Commenting on figures released by the Scottish Government which show that the number of social home starts in Scotland for the full year to end September 2014 rose by five per cent compared to the previous year, Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said:


House builder helps thousands of households at risk of homelessness

2 March 2015

One of the UK’s leading house builders has donated almost £19,000 to housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland – enough to help thousands of families and individuals through the charity’s free national helpline.


£2.4 billion worth of unworn clothes in Scotland’s wardrobes

18 February 2015

£2.4 billion worth of unworn and unwanted clothing is lining Scotland’s wardrobes and could instead be used to help vulnerable people across the country, according to a leading charity. [1]


Fiona's blanket idea wins hearts and funds

3 February 2015

A charity shop volunteer from Prestwick has knitted almost 700 blankets to raise money to help homeless and badly housed people across Scotland.


Comment on latest discussions on devolving welfare powers

2 February 2015

Commenting on the latest discussions on devolving powers over welfare to the Scottish Parliament, Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said:


Legal aid changes will deny justice to the most vulnerable

30 January 2015

Proposed changes to Legal Aid will deny justice to some of the most vulnerable people in society, according to Scotland's leading housing and homelessness charity.


Comment on first Prevent 1 Housing options figures

27 January 2015

"These figures give us a first real look at what is happening to people who approach their council for help under the housing options scheme and it is encouraging to see that around 50 percent of families and individuals were given assistance and avoided making a homelessness application.


Treat homeless people as human beings not as statistics

26 January 2015

The truth behind Scotland's homelessness statistics is the central focus of the annual Shelter Scotland Homelessness Conference 2015: People Not Process (1), which is being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow tomorrow, Tuesday 27th January.


1 in 10 spend more than a year in temporary accommodation

13 January 2015

Scotland’s chronic shortage of social housing is being blamed for the fact that 1 in 10 homeless households (equivalent to over 2,000 households) who spend time in temporary accommodation are there for more than a year.


New report on Scotland's homeless

7 January 2015

Homelessness conference to get behind the facts.


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