Shelter loves you

We want to tell you how much we appreciate your support.
Here are just some of the amazing things you’ve done for Shelter.

Be a Shelter Champion

We’re looking for ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

From bake sales to wine tasting and leg waxing, our Champions are raising much-needed funds for Shelter.

And with every penny they make, we help more people keep a roof over their heads.

We think that’s pretty extraordinary.

I’d like to become a Shelter Champion

With you by my side

‘I’m Yvonne, and I’m a helpline adviser at Shelter.

I’ve seen small, slow changes in the sector before, but nothing like what’s happened since the recession.

The thing I love most about my job is helping people through situations when they thought all hope was lost. And I couldn’t do it without you by my side.’

Worried about housing? We’re here for you too.

Get advice from Shelter

Thanks to you

  • Over 430,000 people got advice from our website. 37% more than last year
  • Our helpline answered over 11,000 calls and emails. 49% more than last year
  • More than 12,000 people got personalised advice from Shelter. That's engough to fill the Hydro

Now and the future

Housing issues are going to get worse before they get better.

So we’ve put together a three-year plan to make sure we’re able to help more people – now and for the future.

By 2013, we want to answer twice as many calls to our free helpline than we could this year – that’s around 130,000 calls.

We’re going to help more families, and put more resources into towns and cities where need is greatest.

With your help, we can make sure everyone has a place to call home.

Find out more about Shelter’s strategy

Keeping families safe

‘When my husband started hitting me, I had to take the kids and escape. I found a new place - but from the start it was falling apart.

One day the ceiling collapsed, making the glass in the front door shatter. When I refused to pay for repairs, the landlord issued a possession order.

He kept coming to the house without notice, and shouting at me in the street.

Shelter helped me win a counter-claim, and secure compensation. We now have a great new home, and I can’t thank you enough.’

Your money helps people like Paula find the safe, secure home they need.

I’d like to help by making a donation

Taking a stand

This year, thousands of you campaigned to stamp out rogue landlords by sending a letter to the Housing Minister.

As a result, he has set up a dedicated taskforce and removed limits to fines on rogue landlords. But there’s still so much more we need to do.

You can take action for Shelter, by writing to your MP and joining us on Twitter and Facebook.

With your help, we can make homelessness and bad housing a thing of the past.

Take action for Shelter today

Time to spare?

‘I’m Emma, and I’ve taken part in two marathons - raising over £1,000 for Shelter.

When someone asks why I run for Shelter, I tell them it’s because there’s nothing more important than having a home – everything else stems from it.’

Got time to spare? Run a race like Emma, or volunteer with us.

Check out our latest races

See our volunteering opportunities

The housing crisis

Earlier this year, we asked your views on the housing situation in England.

  • 65% say there's a housing crisis
  • 61% think it's getting worse

A better place

Watch Angela's Story

Angela was seven months pregnant when she came to Shelter.

She’d been attacked in her own home, suffered from domestic violence and was severely depressed.

But thanks to you, there was a light at the end of the tunnel.

Help other families like Angela’s.
Give a little extra today