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Policy library

Policy work forms a major part of Shelter Scotland's efforts to address and find solutions for homelessness and housing issues.

In this section you can browse through the briefings and policy documents that Shelter Scotland sends out to the Scottish Government, local authorities and other policy-forming groups and committees.

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  • Shelter Scotland response to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the welfare safety net
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: December 2018
    Shelter Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to this Work and Pensions Committee inquiry on the welfare safety net. This response sets out Shelter Scotland's views on the role of the welfare safety net, how it currently meets the needs of those using it and how it can be improved. 


  • Briefing for the Scottish Government's Ending Homelessness Together debate
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: November 2018


  • Short term lets in Scotland
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: December 2018
    This is a topic briefing on the issue of short term lets in Scotland. This paper focuses on the sharp growth in short term lets, their impact on housing availability and affordability, and what this means for Scottish households.


  • Sex for rent in Scotland
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: November 2018
    This is a topic briefing detailing the extent of sex for rent in Scotland. By sex for rent, we mean an arrangement where someone is being asked for payment for their housing costs in the form of sexual favours. 


  • Glasgow Community Hub Impact Report 2017-18
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: November 2018
    This report summarises and analyses the work and context of Shelter Scotland's Glasgow Community Hub in 2017/18, including the local area homelessness statistics, the impact of our advice and support, and our policy recommendations.      


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