Community Resources

Want to build your knowledge, skills and tools to take local action on the housing issues that matter to you? The resources below will help you build your confidence to get organised in your community and defend the right to a safe place called home.

Community Resources

Want to build your knowledge, skills and tools to take local action on the housing issues that matter to you? The resources below will help you build your confidence to get organised in your community and defend the right to a safe place called home.

Becoming a housing rights defender

Find out more about how your voice can make a difference through campaigning, how you are represented and the housing emergency.

Housing Rights Defenders Welcome Webinar

Campaigning Introduction

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Politics in Scotland: How are you represented?

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Meghan explains why there's a housing emergency in Scotland. Watch on Youtube

Influencing Change

Use these guides for handy hints and tips on campaigning from the safety of your own home, influencing on social media, getting local media coverage and writing inspiring letters to decision makers!

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Campaigning during the Covid-19 outbreak

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Getting media coverage

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How to write an influential letter

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Inspiring others through social media

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Deciding on issues to campaign on

Defending the right to a safe home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Issues in housing and homelessness are so vast and varied that deciding where to start may seem difficult- but with the right tools, it’s much easier than you think!

These set of resources provides some new techniques you can use to break down the big issues and pinpoint solutions that you can influence.

Using the Problem Tree

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Using a solution tree

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Problem and solution tree video resource

Action pack: Time to Build the Social Homes Scotland Needs #BuildScotlandsFuture

It’s time to build the social homes that Scotland needs. Let’s #BuildScotlandsFuture. We have a new action pack to help you understand more about social housing, and Shelter Scotland’s new campaign, Build Scotland’s Future. There’s also lots of fun suggestions for how you can use your voice and power locally to help see national change!

Action guide: Build Scotland’s Future

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Template letters for MSPs

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Watch the webinar where we talk about the history and context of social housing

This pack includes:

  • An action guide for you that covers everything from the history of social housing to what we are calling for, including fun tips on getting organised!

  • A webinar where your Community Organisers will talk you through the history and context of social housing, as well as the campaign.

  • A template letter to help you write to your MSPs and ask them to publicly support the campaign. Head over to our ‘influencing change’ section for our ‘writing an influential letter’ guide if you would like to write your own message!

Glasgow campaign resources

This page will be updated with more Glasgow specific campaign actions and resources, so watch this space!

Action guide: Gatekeeping

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