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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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  • Behind the Statistics 2018-19
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: November 2019
    This is the 2018-19 edition of our annual statistical publication, looking at the Scottish Government's official homelessness statistics and linking them to the experiences of Shelter Scotland service users and our campaigning priorities. 


  • Children experiencing homelessness: 2019 update
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: November 2019
    This is an update of our 2018 briefing looking at children's experiences of homelessness in Scotland, using statistics from the Scottish Government and real stories from Shelter Scotland clients. 


  • Time in Temporary Accommodation: 2019 update
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: November 2019
    This is an update of our 2018 briefing looking at households' experiences of temporary accommodation in Scotland, using statistics from the Scottish Government and real stories from Shelter Scotland clients. 


  • Are you with us? Edinburgh campaign briefing
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: November 2019
    A local campaign briefing for Edinburgh for our national Are you with us? campaign.


  • Consultation response: proposed annex for the interim Code of Guidance
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: November 2019
    Shelter Scotland comments on the proposed annex for the interim Code of Guidance. Shelter Scotland supports the need to update the Code of Guidance, but we feel that some areas of the proposed annex could be strengthened. 


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