Policy work forms a major part of Shelter'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.
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This information sheet summarises recent facts on empty homes in Scotland. It also provides a brief analysis of why homes become empty and potential solutions to bringing empty properties back into use. For more information on Empty Homes, visit the Empty Home section of our website. Read summary and download
This briefing provides a description of the Scottish Executive's consultation paper, Maintaining Houses - Preserving Homes. It also sets out some initial comments from Shelter Scotland on the Executive's proposals. Read summary and download
This paper outlines Shelter's initial views on the second report of the Housing Improvement Task Force. The first section deals with general points, and the second section reviews the report chapter-by-chapter. Read summary and download
The Scottish Executive has consulted on whether the planning system should be reformed to give 'third parties' (for example, neighbours) the same or equivalent rights of appeal as developers. This paper sets out Shelter's position. Read summary and download
This report, published with the launch of Shelter's million children campaign, reveals that over one million children in Britain suffer in bad housing. Read summary and download