Statistics can help us better understand the social problems that we face. When we look at housing in Scotland, we tend to focus on the figures that show evidence of a housing crisis, such as that 940,000 households live in relative poverty after housing costs, and that 142,500 applicants are waiting for council housing. Or, […]
In June 2017 we gathered the views of over 200 private tenants on the Scottish Government’s proposal to introduce a minimum energy efficiency standard for private rented homes, after a plea from us for the help of private tenants! To the private tenants we spoke to, this is a big thank you!
Are you a private tenant? Do you feel heating your home and any other fuel use costs you too much? Do you wish your home was better insulated/had a better central heating system/was less drafty? Do you think your landlord should have to improve the energy efficiency of your home? Or not? Do you think […]
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 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 […]