Skip to main content

Policy library

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.

Search our policy library:

Search policy library by keyword

Latest documents:

  • Shelter Scotland response to The Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment 2017
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: July 2017
    This consultation response sets out Shelter Scotland's view on the proposed amendment to the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order. The amendment proposes to reduce the limit for time spent unsuitable accommodation from 14 days to 7 days.


  • Consultation on Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme: Shelter Scotland response
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: July 2017
    Shelter Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Energy Strategy – Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP): National Infrastructure Priority for Energy Efficiency.


  • Complex needs: Homelessness services in the Housing Options East Hub
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: July 2016
    A report exploring how homelessness services from the statutory and voluntary sector are responding to people with complex needs in the Housing Options East Hub.


  • Scottish Government consultation on energy efficiency and repairs in the PRS Shelter Scotland response
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: June 2017
    Shelter Scotland supports the broad principles of the current proposal to regulate for a minimum energy efficiency standard in the private rented sector, as well as to amend the repairing standard, as a means to further level the playing field between private tenants and their counterparts, and as a step towards ensuring everyone in Scotland, no matter what sector they live in, is entitled to a warm, safe and affordable home.


  • Scottish Government consultation on energy efficiency: the views of private tenants
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: June 2017
    This report represents the views of private tenants in Scotland on Scottish Government proposals to implement a minimum energy efficiency standard in private rented housing, gathered through a variety of methods.  The report is the result of a project carried out by Shelter Scotland, on behalf of WWF Scotland who are members of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland, with the aim of increasing the voice of private tenants, and ensuring their experiences are represented in the consultation process. 


Show all documents

Sign up to the Policy Newsletter

£