Shelter has produced a number of briefings on various aspects of housing and homelessness practice. You can access them below:
Implementing section 11 of the Homelessness (Scotland) Act 2003
A briefing that uses the results of a survey of local authority staff to show how section 11 will be being implemented in practice.
Prevention of homelessness in practice
In the face of the 2012 target Shelter believes that prevention work should be increasingly central to homelessness services. This briefing makes suggestions as to how to do this in practice.
Temporary accommodation: a summary ten point plan
Practical suggestions of good practice for providers of temporary accommodation gathered at a conference.
Maximising the use and effectiveness of Section 5 referrals
This guide provides an overview of best practice for making and taking Section 5 homelessness referrals.
Developing a youth homeless mediation scheme in Scotland: a good practice guide
This briefing is aimed primarily at practitioners interested in establishing a mediation scheme focused on homeless young people. It is a starting point for those considering setting up a scheme, or building links with a provider of mediation services.
Alternatives to bed and breakfast: an overview of practice in Scotland
These practice guidelines aim to help local authorities in Scotland eradicate the number of homeless families in bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation.