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2012

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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1 in 4 could be one pay check away from losing their home

17 December 2012

New research shows that 1 in 4 (26%) of employed people in Scotland (equivalent to 647,400 people) could be one pay check away from losing their home.[1]


Charity in call for efforts to ensure no one sleeps rough as temperatures plunge

11 December 2012

Housing and homelessness charity, Shelter Scotland, has today called for intensified efforts across Scotland to ensure no-one has to sleep on the streets in the ongoing sub-zero temperatures.


Formerly homeless man serves up £1,000 for housing charity

6 December 2012

An Edinburgh man who survived the tragedy of homelessness has presented housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland with £1,000 to ensure they are able to help people across the capital and the rest of Scotland.


43% increase in calls to housing and homelessness helpline

30 November 2012

•    60 families and individuals call every day
•    New partnership with M&S calls to help fund helpline


First Minister to deliver inaugural Shelter Scotland Lecture

26 November 2012

First Minister Alex Salmond will deliver the inaugural Shelter Scotland lecture – dedicated to the memory of the first Scots Makar, Professor Edwin Morgan.


Fears for homeowners with soaring arrears

14 November 2012

Rocketing mortgage arrears are piling on the agony for thousands of struggling homeowners and seriously damaging their prospects of avoiding repossession.


75,000 children homeless in Britain this Christmas, Shelter Scotland warns

8 November 2012

More than 75,000 (1) children in Britain will wake up homeless on Christmas Day - 5,300 of them in Scotland - housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has warned today.  


Housing cuts are knockout punch to aspirations of low income families

24 October 2012

Speaking ahead of the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee today (24th October), Gordon MacRae, Head of Communications and Policy at Shelter Scotland, said the Scottish Government’s 45% cut to the social housing budget is a knockout punch to the aspirations of low income families across Scotland. Gordon MacRae said:


Midwives move to spot expectant mums at risk of homelessness

24 October 2012

A joint initiative to help midwives in Scotland spot the warning signs and prevent homelessness amongst pregnant women has been launched.


Big Knit for Hats to help people in housing need

24 October 2012

An annual arts festival is aiming to help homeless people across Scotland by asking concert-goers and music fans from across the world to knit hats for the homeless.


Shelter Scotland Calls on Scottish Government to Uncover the True Extent of the Housing Crisis

15 October 2012

Uncovering the full extent of Scotland’s housing crisis is absolutely crucial if we are ever going to fix the problem, Shelter Scotland’s Head of Communications and Policy will tell the new Scottish Housing Minister, Margaret Burgess MSP, at the SNP Conference in Perth.


Scottish Gas and Shelter Scotland Join Forces to Raise Standards in Scotland's Private Rented Sector

10 October 2012

Scottish Gas and housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland today launch a major five-year partnership to help tens of thousands of Scotland’s households improve safety standards and the quality of living in their homes.


Comment on the latest Scottish Government statistics

2 October 2012

Commenting on the latest Scottish Government statistics which show a 13 per cent reduction in the number of homelessness applications in Q2 2012, compared to the same period in 2011, Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said: 


In the bag: Edinburgh donations man bags half a million charity sacks

10 September 2012

An Edinburgh charity worker who delivers and collects donation bags to homes across the city is preparing to deliver his 500,000th bag this week – a record for the charity’s team of delivery and collection drivers.


Millions of Britons delay having children as housing shortage hits home

28 August 2012

Over a million people (1) in Britain say they have delayed having children because of a lack of affordable housing, according to new research from Shelter Scotland and Shelter.


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