Why campaign?

We help over half a million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness – and we campaign to prevent it in the first place. You can be part of that change.

Why campaign?

We help over half a million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness – and we campaign to prevent it in the first place. You can be part of that change.

We speak out with - and on behalf of - homeless and badly housed people across Scotland by campaigning for housing justice. And we couldn't do it without you.

It's our job to identify housing and homelessness issues across Scotland and to find solutions. We strive every day to give people the help they need and campaign relentlessly to achieve our vision of a home for everyone. We're not afraid to set the agenda or challenge the status quo. We want to make an impact and we'll make sure our voices are heard.

We do this by campaigning on the housing issues that matter - both nationally and across all 32 councils in Scotland, lobbying and working with the Scottish Parliament for positive changes.

Your voice is vital to our campaigns. Every time you sign a petition, tweet our campaign message, contact your MSP, join us on the street or share a campaign on Facebook - you strengthen our voice.

How we campaign

By working with our clients

The most important part of our campaigning work is talking to our clients.

It's them who tell us what the most pressing issues they're facing are, and it's these issues which drive our campaigning work.



Shelter advisor and client talking

By influencing politicians

The holy grail of campaigners everywhere.

We work with national and local politicians, to help them understand housing or homelessness issues, and suggest solutions.



Nicola Sturgeon speaking at Shelter Scotland event

By campaigning on the street

Our friendly street campaigners know everything there is to know about Shelter Scotland and the impact we have.

They're always happy to chat - and even happier if you sign up to support our campaigns.



Man signing Shelter Scotland campaign petition

By talking to the media

When our clients, spokespeople or briefings are featured in the media, politicians listen.

Whether on TV, radio or online, we shout about issues with homelessness and poor housing wherever we think it'll have the most impact.



Shelter Scotland Director talking to journalist

By engaging with the public

It's you, our supporters, who make or break a campaign.

It's you that our elected officials listen to - and time and time again you come through for us, with thousands answering our call to sign petitions, contact their MP and lend their support.



Small girl signing petition

We’re here for everyone, but only with your support

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