Why we need to create a more secure future for Scotland’s private renters… It’s not just the growing number of people renting privately in Scotland that’s turning up the pressure for a change of culture within the sector, it’s also that the type of household relying on the sector is changing.
Rarely does an issue come around in the world of housing policy which divides the sector so completely. At Shelter Scotland, we’re used to working with partners across the divide when policy issues unite us. But when necessary we’re not afraid to ask the difficult questions. So if the Scottish Government is on the cusp […]
About 12 years ago Shelter Scotland launched a prison project to provide advice and assistance to prisoners. It was a new approach and over the next 10 years Shelter Scotland worked with offenders in five prisons across Scotland, helping deal with their housing issues.
I work as a Veterans Outreach support worker, which is a partnership between Shelter Scotland and the Scottish Veterans Residence. I help veterans who are moving into their own tenancy. My clients are often starting with nothing, or very little, and have no budget to buy the things that they need most.
‘Your son has been in an accident; he’s been run over… I don’t know how bad it is but the paramedics have taken him away…’ Words composed to collapse the interior universe of any parent. What would you be thinking?