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Worrying rise in evictions in the social sector across Scotland

Worrying rise in evictions in the social sector across Scotland

24 April 2017

The good progress made on social evictions between 2010 to 2014 has gone into reverse according to new analysis which shows there has been a 24% increase in evictions across Scotland’s social rented sector in the last two years.

Worrying rise in evictions in the social sector across Scotland
Homelessness: Open letter to Cabinet Secretary

Homelessness: Open letter to Cabinet Secretary

3 April 2017

An open letter calling for action to better tackle homelessness,  signed by Shelter Scotland and 11 other leading homelessness, housing and anti-poverty groups.

Homelessness: Open letter to Cabinet Secretary
Conference Hears Call for New National Homelessness Strategy

Conference Hears Call for New National Homelessness Strategy

24 March 2017

Members of a group of people with lived experience of homelessness - named Time for Change - have shared their experiences of homelessness in a workshop session at our Annual Homelessness Conference.

Conference Hears Call for New National Homelessness Strategy
Comment: Poverty and income inequality statistics for 2015/16

Comment: Poverty and income inequality statistics for 2015/16

16 March 2017

Alison Watson comments on today’s Poverty and Income Inequality statistics.

Comment: Poverty and income inequality statistics for 2015/16

Housing Benefit: withdrawing entitlement from 18-21 year olds

3 March 2017

Commenting on the new regulations on the housing element of Universal Credit which exclude many 18-21 year-olds from getting housing benefit with only minor exemptions, Adam Lang, Head of Communications and Policy at Shelter Scotland, said:

Housing Benefit: withdrawing entitlement from 18-21 year olds

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