It has recently been suggested that we stop saying “homelessness can happen to anyone” because it somehow obscures the real risk factors and prevents those in power from tackling big structural issues. Shelter Scotland Media Officer Susie Rose reflects on when homelessness happened to her. These views are hers and hers alone. I’m 41 and […]
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.
On Thursday 16th March, the Scottish Government released two sets of poverty statistics, on how many people live in poverty and on how many people live in ‘persistent poverty’, in other words, have been in poverty for three of the last four years. The figures are stark. 17% of Scotland’s population live in poverty before […]
When thinking about human rights issues, we tend to imagine the brutal human rights abuses, including torture and massacres, conducted by regimes thousands of miles away from our homes or the rights of minority groups, such as LGBQTI rights. We often forget that human rights are for everyone and that they incorporate not just those […]
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 […]