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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Shelter Scotland's evidence to the Scottish Parliament Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee on the 2012-13 Draft Budget and 2011 Spending Review. Read summary and download
This research report reviews the effectiveness of Section 11 of the Homelessness (Scotland) Act 2003, as an early intervention tool to prevent homelessness. Read summary and download
Shelter Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the new Scottish Social Housing Charter. Read summary and download
Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland (CIH) and Shelter Scotland submission to the Scottish Government Spending Review 2012-2015. Read summary and download
The Scottish Government is encouraging local authorities to develop Housing Options advice services as a key part of their homelessness prevention work. This paper looks at what Housing Options advice is in practice, how the approach is being developed across Scotland, strengths and weaknessess that are emerging and what the next steps might be. Read summary and download