At Shelter Scotland, we’re too used to hearing about disputes between tenants and private landlords or letting agents. When these relationships break down often the only thing that can bring about a resolution is an independent decision-maker. This is why it is so important that the Scottish Government has introduced a new tribunal to help […]
There is a real need for new house building in Scotland. Housebuilding levels have remained stubbornly low since the global financial crisis and many thousands of people are still on waiting lists for secure, affordable homes.
There has been a lot of attention recently on fuel poverty, and 748,000 fuel poor households marked a failed target to eradicate fuel poverty by November 2016. Two major reports were published last year by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group and the Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force, and a Warm Homes Bill […]
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.
The health implications of fuel poverty are well understood and widely accepted. Health, fuel poverty and cold homes are inextricably linked and the relationship is bi-directional: poor health increases susceptibility to fuel poverty, and fuel poverty can result in poor health. Certain aspects of medical care also exacerbate the consequences of not being able to […]