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Shelter Scotland written evidence on the general principles of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill (March 2017)

Applicable to: Scotland  Published:  March 2017

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The Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement Consultation Response

Shelter Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement and the Government’s general focus on land reform. As the statement clearly emphasises, the a desire to reduce inequality and poverty and to increase the wellbeing of everyone in Scotland should be central to the Scottish Government’s commitment to land reform. Not only does Scotland’s housing have an immense impact on our economy, as the financial crisis clearly demonstrated, it also impacts the Scottish population’s health and wellbeing.

Applicable to: Scotland  Published:  March 2017

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Shelter Scotland written evidence on homelessness for the Local Government and Communities committee

Applicable to: Scotland  Published:  March 2017

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The use of temporary accommodation in Scotland - 2016

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.

Applicable to: Scotland  Published:  February 2017

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Health-related fuel poverty schemes in Scotland

Applicable to: Scotland  Published:  February 2017

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Working with the health sector to tackle fuel poverty

Applicable to: Scotland  Published:  January 2017

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A New Tenancy Regime for Scotland - Shelter Scotland's Consultation Response

Applicable to: Scotland  Published:  December 2016

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Consultation on Social Security in Scotland - Policy Response

Applicable to: Scotland  Published:  October 2016

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Homelessness far from fixed - Why Scotland needs a National Homelessness Strategy

Back in 2012 the landmark Homelessness Task Force report certainly set new standards in breadth and ambition. A lot has been achieved since then: most significantly, reform to homelessness law in Scotland, to give all homeless people similar rights: the right to a settled home.However, homelessness is far from fixed.

Applicable to: Scotland  Published:  October 2016

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A Child Poverty Bill for Scotland - Consultation Response

Shelter Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s Consultation Paper on a Child Poverty Bill for Scotland. We support the inclusion of clear targets to significantly reduce child poverty by 2030 in statute, especially after the UK Government announced in 2015 that it plans to scrap the UK-wide income targets

Applicable to: Scotland  Published:  October 2016

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