Policy work forms a major part of Shelter Scotland's efforts to address and find solutions for homelessness and housing issues.
In this section you can browse through the briefings and policy documents that Shelter Scotland sends out to the Scottish Government, local authorities and other policy-forming groups and committees.
This data report is intended to improve our understanding of the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland. In response to the limitations of existing datasets on TA, in August 2014 Shelter Scotland made a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to all 32 local authorities to address the gaps in identifying length of stay in TA, and the different experiences of households with and without children. We published our first findings in January 2015. In an attempt to capture some trend data as well as capitalize on recently improved data collection amongst local authorities, we repeated this exercise in August 2015 and September 2016. Given that this is the third year that Shelter Scotland has completed the exercise, this means that we can begin to analyse trends and patterns in the data.