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Aunt Bessie's

There are 65,000 homeless families in Britain – many of them hidden away in temporary accommodation like hostels and bedsits. We're here so these families and others don't have to fight bad housing or homelessness alone, offering support 365 days a year through our helpline.

But we can't provide our free, expert advice and legal services without our partners. Last year, Aunt Bessie's kindly supported us on National Yorkshire Pudding Day but donating all profits from its delicious Homestyle Yorkshires. This raised a whopping £20,000 – enough to fund our helpline for three days!

Please join Aunt Bessie’s in supporting us again this National Yorkshire Pudding Day, on Sunday 4 February. Because just £3 could help pay for an expert adviser to be there for a family in crisis. Thank you.

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Our Vision

We strive every day to give people the help they need, and we campaign relentlessly to achieve our vision of a safe, secure, affordable home for everyone.

We’re here for you

No-one needs to face bad housing or homelessness alone. Last year over 5 million people turned to Shelter for advice.

Phone advice

3,300

unique callers to our helpline each week

Our free national helpline is available 365 days a year and provides expert housing advice to anyone struggling with problems related to housing and homelessness.

Personal advice

67%

of people we saw, kept their home thanks to our advice

We have advice centres up and down the country so people can get face-to-face support from one of our housing experts.

Online advice

4,000

people sought help through our live chat advice last year

Our website provides over 400 pages of advice on housing, homelessness and related issues - featuring videos, audio guides and other tools to help give straight-forward support. In 2015 we launched a live chat advice service, offering real-time online help from our trained advisers.

Today's donations

How your money is spent

For every £1 you donate, 79p goes towards helping people struggling with bad housing and homelessness.

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79%

  • 79% spent on helping people through advice, support and campaigning  
  • 21% spent on fundraising