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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 3-Point Plan Updated Briefing
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: July 2020
    An updated briefing note for Shelter Scotland's 3-Point Plan campaign, aimed at ensuring renters are protected, people know their housing rights, and Scotland builds the affordable homes required to meet housing need.


  • Shelter Scotland 3-point plan
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: June 2020
    We are calling for a 3 point plan to make sure people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness are protected both during and after the pandemic. 


  • Scottish Government debate: COVID-19 Next Steps (Communities)
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: June 2020
    Shelter Scotland briefing to all MSPs ahead of the Scottish Government debate on COVID-19 Next Steps (Communities) on 9th June 2020.


  • Affordable Housing Need in Scotland Post-2021
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: June 2020
    Scotland needs another transformative affordable housing programme.Now, more than ever, Scotland needs this new programme to help rebuild our economy, create jobs and reinvigorate our communities. A home for everyone has never been more important.


  • Shelter Scotland briefing: Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Bill, Stage 3 Amendments
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: May 2020
    Shelter Scotland welcomes the on-going work by the Scottish Government to put in place legislation to protect people from the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, if we are to prevent a spike in evictions when the current emergency measures are lifted, tenants must continue to be supported, to prevent a sharp increase in homelessness.


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