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About our School Resources

Last year, over 46% of our clients were 16-34. We know that young people are overrepresented in the homeless system, and we believe it is essential that Scotland’s pupils are well informed on these issues.

Download primary and secondary material for your classroom here in the tabbed area. Let us know your thoughts at schoolsscotland@shelter.org.uk

Context

At Shelter Scotland, we know that a having a safe, secure place to call home is an essential foundation, upon a number of things rest, such as; health, employment, education and wellbeing.

We hope that these resources will improve understanding and education around homelessness, and bad housing in Scotland. We believe that these tools will enable pupils and teachers to open up conversation and discussion on these vital issues.

What are these resources?

Each lesson consists of teachers notes, fact slides and activity. By giving teachers these tools, along with up to date Scotland statistics, we believe they can craft an engaging lesson for their classroom which depicts the reality of housing in Scotland. Material consists of: worksheets, games, teachers’ notes, role play activities, and fact slides.

Guidance

If you have concerns that a pupil in your class, or their family, may be going through an issue of homelessness, bad housing, or poverty as discussed in these resources. Please do contact Shelter Scotland or visit our online Get Advice pages.

By speaking to a trained Housing Advisor, you will be able to signpost the individual or family to relevant local services who can help, or pass them our details.

Get Involved

There are many ways for your school to get involved with Shelter Scotland:

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