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 paper is a factual account of the condition and standard of Scotland's housing, based almost entirely on information from the 2002 Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS), published by Communities Scotland in November 2003. Read summary and download
The Antisocial Behaviour (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 29 October 2003. The bill will increase the legal measures available to tackle antisocial behaviour. This paper sets out the main provisions in the bill. Read summary and download
An update to the Code of Guidance on Homelessness commenced in 2003, to take into account the changes to legislation made by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 and the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003. This paper sets out Shelter Scotland's priorities. Read summary and download
In June 2003, the Scottish Executive set out its plans to tackle antisocial behaviour in a consultation document entitled 'Putting our communities first'. This paper is Shelter's response to the strategy. Read summary and download
The Scottish Executive opened consultation on 'Modernising Scotland's social housing' in March 2003. This paper is Shelter's response to the proposals. Read summary and download