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Every 18 minutes a household becomes homeless in Scotland

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We're still fighting Until there's a home for everyone

Scotland is in the grip of a very real housing crisis. Together, we must fight back. Join the fight:

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Read the human stories behind the housing crisis

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Peter's Story

Peter and Margaret lost their home through health problems

Learn more about Peter and Margaret's case
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Markus' Story

Markus experienced homelessness as a teen

Learn more about Markus' case
Elaine's Story

Watch this short video about Elaine's experience with housing

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137,100 households are on council waiting lists for a home – that's the same as the entire populations of Inverness and Paisley combined!

14,075 children were made homeless last year - that's equivalent to 6 children in every school in Scotland.

67,000 households are overcrowded – that's more than the biggest football stadium in Scotland can hold.

1 million people are living in poverty after housing costs – that's one in five people in Scotland.

That's why we're still fighting until there's a home for everyone, will you join us?

Overcrowded housing conditions

Housing Crisis Timeline

Learn more about housing and homelessness since the 1920s

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Learn more about housing and homelessness over the years
Different ways to support us

How You Can Support Us

There are many ways to support Shelter Scotland

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Photography Exhibition

Shelter Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art have created a unique partnership for our 50th year. We would like to thank the young designers, Sophie Rowan and Emily Wang who have created our 50th logo which will be used to brand a 12-month series of events and activities.

Glasgow School of art students tells the story about the work we do in Scotland today.

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