The recent fire at Grenfell Tower in west London was a tragedy that has devastated the lives of local residents and the wider community. It was a stark reminder that the campaign to ensure everyone has a safe place to call home is still a long way from being done.
Between the fever-pitch media excitement in the run up to the US Presidential Election vote tomorrow and the ongoing fallout from the referendum on EU membership closer to home, you could be forgiven for not hearing much today about the roll-out of one of the most significant welfare reform policies in recent years.
Today Shelter, together with Ipsos MORI and supported by British Gas, has released its new Living Home Standard research. Led by our colleagues in England to mark their 50th anniversary, this innovative project aims to identify a new standard for what makes an acceptable home to people, based on what people across Britain have identified that they […]
It has been just over twelve months since the Commission on Housing and Wellbeing published its landmark final report in June 2015. The report, entitled “A blueprint for Scotland’s future”, aimed to provide an independent, evidenced based review of housing policy in Scotland and to develop a series of recommendations for action across local and […]
Access to a safe, secure and affordable home is a fundamental human right and is critical to people’s health, prosperity and wellbeing. However, many people in Scotland today don’t have a home and too many people currently fall through the gaps in our housing safety net.