Many charities in Scotland will be aware of the value and importance of service user involvement in their work, and we at Shelter Scotland are no different. In recent months, the Communications and Policy department has been reflecting and experimenting on how we can best involve service users in our work and planning.
On a quiet Friday afternoon, the DWP laid draft regulations to end automatic entitlement to housing benefit for 18-21 year olds. Worryingly, these regulations are due to be implemented incredibly swiftly and will be in force from the beginning of April 2017, less than a month after the initial laying of regulations. This underhanded move […]
For the third year running, Shelter Scotland carried out research into the use of temporary accommodation by local authorities and compiled a report of our findings. The data supplied by local authorities was augmented with statistics from the Scottish Government and the Scottish Housing Regulator’s Annual Return on the Charter.
After the political, social and cultural rollercoaster that was 2016 and the waves of news that crashed upon us almost unrelentingly, the Christmas period and the new year have hopefully given many of us a chance to reflect on events in Scotland and abroad. One mantra that has stood out to us at Shelter Scotland […]
At the end of October, Shelter Scotland submitted our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on social security. We appreciated this opportunity to help shape the new Scottish system and cannot overstate the importance of the Scottish Government making best use of the responses they received. Among these, some of the most important responses will […]