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A gift in your will could be life-changing. Not only can it help give people the accommodation they need, but also the stable, nurturing environment of a home.

Our will-making guide takes you through all the things you’ll want to think about when preparing to make or update a will. And our legacy adviser is available to provide support and advice whenever you need it.

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Home means everything. Having a roof over your head is a fundamental in life – something everyone deserves.

Frank Leighton, who has remembered Shelter Scotland in his will.
Frank Leighton

How your gift can help

Laura and her family


can pay for 50 families to get support from our helpline and help them get back on their feet.

Laura and her family


can pay for a thousand families to get the vital legal advice they need to keep their home.

Laura and her family


can help 10,000 families get the face-to-face advice they need to avoid losing their home.

A family is only as safe as the home they live in

Leaving a gift in your will, no matter how big or small, could help us give struggling families the support they need. That’s the impact that incredible supporters like you had for Sarah and her children.

Sarah was eight months pregnant when she was evicted. She had to move her young children into a bedbug-infested B&B above a pub.

She felt totally alone. Thankfully, Sarah got in touch with Shelter and we contacted the council. They quickly moved her and the kids out of the filthy, damp and unsafe B&B.

Unfortunately, the council then moved them to yet more temporary accommodation, which was freezing and cramped. It was miles from the children’s schools and all their friends and family.

They struggled like this for months. But Shelter was there for her once again putting pressure on Sarah’s local council to find her suitable accommodation.

Finally, Sarah was offered permanent accommodation, closer to their family connections and the children’s schools. Their home is now the clean, safe, and secure place every family needs.

Other families like Sarah’s desperately need your support. A donation in your will could help a family find a permanent home.

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I’d still be in temporary accommodation if Shelter didn’t exist.


Models have been used and names changed, to protect the identity of the family. Their story is real.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about leaving a legacy to Shelter Scotland, please contact our Legacy Adviser Kate McGrath on 0344 515 2062 or email