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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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  • The Socio Economic Duty: Shelter Scotland consultation response
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: October 2017
    Shelter Scotland welcome the opportunity to respond to the consultation on the Socio Economic Duty which asks particular public authorities to do more to tackle the inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage. 


  • First Month's Rent Flexibilities - Good Practice Guide
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: September 2017
    This joint good practice guide between Shelter Scotland and SFHA explores the issue of first month's rent flexibilities. It draws on findings from a survey for housing associations and aims to give recommendations on how housing associations can be supported to be flexible around the first month's rent.


  • Shelter Scotland Impact Report 2016/17
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: July 2017
    This report details the impact of our work across our services, campaigning and training functions in Scotland.


  • Shelter Scotland response to The Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment 2017
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: July 2017
    This consultation response sets out Shelter Scotland's view on the proposed amendment to the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order. The amendment proposes to reduce the limit for time spent unsuitable accommodation from 14 days to 7 days.


  • Consultation on Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme: Shelter Scotland response
    Applicable to: Scotland, Published: July 2017
    Shelter Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Energy Strategy – Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP): National Infrastructure Priority for Energy Efficiency.


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