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2009 press releases

Browse through Shelter Scotland's press releases from this page. Contact the media team for further background information and briefings or to arrange an interview.

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Add some sparkle to your new year by bidding on a diamond ring for housing charity

29 December 2009

Shelter Scotland is urging bargain hunters to add some sparkle to their New Year by bidding for a diamond engagement ring worth £2,000.

Shelter Scotland on call over festive season 2009

18 December 2009

Please note that the Shelter Scotland media office will be operating an on call service from December 23 until January 4 (dates inclusive), from 9am until 7pm. Normal service will be resumed on January 5.

Shelter Scotland brings 'bling' back in this Christmas

16 December 2009

Shelter Scotland can help you brighten up the dark days of winter and send festive cheer to all this Christmas with its fantastic new House Bling website - even Stephen Fry has been tweeting about it!

Families facing eviction must have same legal protection as struggling homeowners

15 December 2009

Legal protection to ensure that families across Scotland are only evicted by social landlords as an absolute last resort must be put in place by the Scottish Government as a matter of urgency.

Innovative charity donates to Shelter Scotland as recession bites

10 December 2009

A £15,000 donation from innovative charity ShareGift is set to help housing charity Shelter Scotland answer more calls to its helpline at a time when its services are in greater demand than ever as the recession bites.

Scottish Government must buckle down and increase housing cash

9 December 2009

Shelter Scotland responds to the Pre-Budget announcement.

Shelter Scotland launches SantaCam for Christmas

8 December 2009

Shelter Scotland is today launching SantaCam, a fantastic new website which lets parents send their children a personalised Christmas video message from Santa.

Five children a day face homelessness due to eviction in Scotland

6 November 2009

Five children a day in Scotland face the threat of homelessness due to eviction, according to a shocking new report released today (Friday).

Shelter Scotland launches classroom kit to teach children about the realities of homelessness

4 November 2009

Shelter Scotland has launched a specially designed classroom kit to help teach children important lessons about housing and homelessness.

Shelter calls for Rent a Room threshold to be raised

4 November 2009

Shelter has today called for greater tax breaks for householders who rent a room to lodgers.

Housing charity warns repossessions set to soar

3 November 2009

Shelter Scotland has warned that home repossessions are set to soar without radical action.

More homes not more tinkering should be priority for housing

21 October 2009

Shelter Scotland has challenged Cathy Jamieson to clarify her proposal for 'local homes for local people' by declaring what groups she believes have an unfair advantage when it comes to council house allocation.

Response to FSA mortgage market review

19 October 2009

Shelter Scotland has welcomed the launch of the FSA's Mortgage Market Review, which could see stronger checks on a customer's financial situation, a clamp down on self certification, and regulation of second charge lending and buy to let loans.

Scottish Secretary urged to push Chancellor for housing investment in Pre-Budget Report

13 October 2009

Shelter Scotland urges the Secretary of State for Scotland to press the Chancellor of the Exchequer to use his Pre-Budget Report to help Scottish Ministers speed up the building of affordable homes to rent.

Scotland’s housing leaders gather for annual conference

6 October 2009

Scotland’s housing and homelessness leaders and senior academics gather to focus minds on meeting Scotland’s internationally acclaimed homelessness legislation.

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