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Donate now to give hope to people facing homelessness

Give homeless families the chance of a happier New Year

For thousands of people struggling with homelessness, this winter will be harder than ever.

This year has been difficult for everyone. As we celebrate the New Year, most of us can start to look forward to a better 2021. But for those struggling with bad housing and homelessness, there’s little to feel hopeful about.

Too many people have already endured the pandemic without a safe place to live. They’ve spent the year living in cramped bed and breakfasts, sleeping in cars, or in temporary accommodation hundreds of miles away from family. As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread and the temperature drops, it’s never been more dangerous to be homeless.

No one should have to cope with such misery and stress, especially in this freezing weather. It’s unacceptable.

You can help change this

During this health crisis, your support has never been more vital. Your donation to support our essential work could be the lifeline that so many people need. It could be the difference between a winter of struggle and worry, and one full of hope, stability, and smiles. Watch how we supported Michael into a safe, warm home last year.

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Your support changes lives

Last year, supporters like you meant our emergency helpline could give advice to 34,051 households desperately in need of our housing expertise. Our outreach workers could be there for people worried about spending winter on the streets, helping them on the path to a home and a brighter future. And thanks to you, we continue to lobby the government to build more affordable housing – tackling one of the root causes of homelessness.

In this bleak weather, we're anticipating an increase in urgent requests for help from people like Michael. Please donate today. Your generosity could give someone like Michael hope for a happier New Year. Give home. Give hope.

Donations won’t be restricted to any single project but will be used by Shelter Scotland wherever they’re most needed in our fight to end bad housing and homelessness.

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Shelter have been an absolute help to me all the way through and I cannot fault them at all.


Michael in his home, facing the camera and smiling

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Last year, we supported thousands of families facing homelessness


We helped 21,145 people directly with housing advice and support last year.

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829,555 unique visits to our online get advice pages.

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9,033 people helping to support our campaigning efforts across Scotland

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