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Every 18 minutes a household becomes homeless in Scotland

we're still fighting

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

Last year more people than ever before came to us for help

50 years on, we’re still fighting until there’s a home for everyone.

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Peter's Story

Peter and Margaret lost their home through health problems

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Markus' Story

Markus experienced homelessness as a teen

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Elaine
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!

6,581 children are in temporary accommodation – that’s equivalent to 3 homeless 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

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Overcrowded housing conditions

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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.

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