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More than 1,000 empty homes brought back in record-breaking year

More than 1,000 empty homes brought back in record-breaking year

12 June 2019

A record number of privately-owned empty homes were brought back into use with help from local councils last year.

More than 1,000 empty homes brought back in record-breaking year
Bring down barriers to help more homeless people

Bring down barriers to help more homeless people

11 April 2019

Shelter Scotland backed Scottish Government plans to remove barriers for people needing to access homelessness services - but says the proposals don’t go far enough.

Bring down barriers to help more homeless people
New research reveals the hardships of those begging in Edinburgh

New research reveals the hardships of those begging in Edinburgh

6 March 2019

The most detailed UK research into begging for 20 years has been published in collaboration with Edinburgh Community Safety Partnership.

New research reveals the hardships of those begging in Edinburgh
Further increase in homeless children in temporary accommodation

Further increase in homeless children in temporary accommodation

29 January 2019

Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, comments on today’s release of the bi-annual homelessness statistics from the Scottish Government.

Further increase in homeless children in temporary accommodation
More Scots struggling to pay rent or mortgage

More Scots struggling to pay rent or mortgage

14 January 2019

The number of people in Scotland who say they are struggling to pay their rent or mortgage has increased by nearly a third in the last two years.

More Scots struggling to pay rent or mortgage

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