Advocating for policy change

Through our policy advocacy and influencing activity, we strive to bring about structural change to make sure that there’s a safe, affordable and secure home for everyone who needs one.

We are fighting for a better housing system that puts people first. One that delivers a new generation of quality social housing and strengthens and delivers on people’s housing rights.

Advocating for policy change

Through our policy advocacy and influencing activity, we strive to bring about structural change to make sure that there’s a safe, affordable and secure home for everyone who needs one.

We are fighting for a better housing system that puts people first. One that delivers a new generation of quality social housing and strengthens and delivers on people’s housing rights.

Housing and homelessness statistics

The latest facts and figures about housing and homelessness in Scotland.

Local area statistics

The latest housing and homelessness statistics for every Local Council in Scotland.

Meet the Policy and Advocacy team

  • Debbie King

    Head of Advocacy

  • Adam Milne

    Senior Policy Advocacy Officer (Supply)

  • Lisa Glass

    Senior Policy Advocacy Officer (Rights)

  • David Aitchison

    Public Affairs Officer

  • Alice Tooms-Moore

    Policy Advocacy Officer

  • Meghan O'Neill

    Senior Community Organiser (Glasgow)

  • Maddie Barink

    Edinburgh Community Organiser

  • Jacob Campbell

    Aberdeen Community Organiser

  • Jack Ferguson

    Dundee Community Organiser

  • Shaheena Din

    Scottish Empty Homes Partnership National Manager

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership formed in 2010 after the review of the private rented sector identified that Scotland's privately owned empty homes could help to ease housing supply challenges. These are a wasted resource at a time when Scotland needs more homes and can be a burden on communities.

The partnership is funded by the Scottish Government and hosted by Shelter Scotland and the key focus is bringing as many of these homes back into use as possible.

Scottish Empty Homes Partnership logo.

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