Press releases and statements

216 people died while homeless in Scotland in 2019

Shelter Scotland's comment on the latest deaths while homeless statistics for 2019

Posted on 23 Feb 2021

216 people died while homeless in Scotland in 2019

One in four are worried about not meeting housing costs in 2021

A quarter of renters and mortgage holders are worried about not being able to pay their housing costs in 2021, according to new research by Shelter Scotland published today (Tuesday).

Posted on 19 Jan 2021

One in four are worried about not meeting housing costs in 2021

Scottish Government back-tracks on homeless protections

Shelter Scotland's response to continued delay in ending the use of unsuitable temporary accommodation.

Posted on 14 Jan 2021

Scottish Government back-tracks on homeless protections

Further extension to eviction ban "hugely welcome"

We have welcomed today’s announcement from the Scottish Government that renters will remain protected from evictions until the end of March.

Posted on 07 Jan 2021

Further extension to eviction ban "hugely welcome"

More social homes needed to help survivors of domestic abuse

Between April 2019 and March 2020 there were 4,832 applications to local councils from people experiencing homelessness who said that their reason for leaving their old address was violence or abuse in the household.

Posted on 26 Nov 2020

More social homes needed to help survivors of domestic abuse

Record numbers face winter in temporary accommodation

Record numbers of households are facing winter in temporary accommodation because of the long-term shortage of social homes and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 17 Nov 2020

Record numbers face winter in temporary accommodation

Report confirms failure of Glasgow homeless services, says Shelter Scotland

A newly-published report from the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) confirms that Glasgow City council failed in its legal duties to homeless people.

Posted on 04 Nov 2020

Report confirms failure of Glasgow homeless services, says Shelter Scotland

Building houses key to stopping homelessness

Building houses key to stopping homelessness - Shelter Scotland

Posted on 08 Oct 2020

Building houses key to stopping homelessness

3,000 bags of charity shop donations a week

3,000 bags of charity shop donations a week - Shelter Scotland

Posted on 05 Oct 2020

3,000 bags of charity shop donations a week

More ambition on social housing needed

More ambition on social housing needed - Shelter Scotland

Posted on 05 Oct 2020

More ambition on social housing needed