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 UK is once again gearing up for a General Election, just 10 months after the referendum on European Union membership and only 11 months after the shake-up of the Scottish Parliament elections last May. Not to mention the issue of another referendum on Scottish Independence which was voted on in September 2014 and is […]
Sometimes I think the very language we use is a barrier to the solutions we seek for those we journey with. Even the word “homelessness” is a definition of what an individual doesn’t have rather than who they are. Now I have no particular desire to get too hung up on words and what they […]
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 […]