Leave a gift in your will

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By leaving a gift to Shelter in your Will, you can help us to be there for people struggling with bad housing and homelessness, long into the future.

It's easier than you think, and means we can help even more people find a safe and comfortable home, not just a place to sleep.

With you every step of the way

Leaving a gift in your Will, no matter how big or small, could help us give struggling families the support they need. We’re here to help you do that.

Our Will-making guide takes you through all the things you’ll want to think about when preparing to make or update a Will. And our Legacy Adviser is available to provide support and advice - by email or over the phone - whenever you need it.

Get your free Will-making guide here

How your legacy can help

Every 15 minutes, another family becomes homeless. Thanks to your legacy, a family could have somewhere safe and secure to call home, for years to come.

Shelter’s national helpline and local advice services give free, expert advice to thousands of families and individuals in desperate housing need. Your gift could help make sure we’re there for them when they need us most.

Why I'm leaving a legacy to Shelter...

"I am lucky enough to own a warm, dry, light, cosy house. It is appalling that poor families and those fallen on hard times are unable to find or afford a home - disastrous for children."

Miss R Nutman, Cumbria

"Having been very close to being homeless in the early years of our marriage, with the added problems of a baby, we both appreciate the need for your work."

Mr and Mrs Reeve, Avon

"I have decided to leave something to Shelter in my Will. I have been fortunate and I want to pass on some of my good luck to people who aren’t so fortunate."

Sue Heels, Middlesex

"I’ve been lucky to own my homes for nearly 40 years, but I can still remember the sub-standard housing of my early childhood."

Mr R Whittlesey, Coventry

"The condition of a lot of emergency accommodation is deplorable, and I believe that Shelter is the only organisation that can highlight this."

Mr David Eley, Nottingham

"I have been a supporter since the charity began in the 60s after ‘Cathy Come Home’. I find it iniquitous that there is still homelessness in a rich country like Britain, over 40 years on."

Ms Jill Eckersley, London

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Your next steps to leaving a legacy gift

Get in touch

If you have any questions about leaving a legacy to Shelter, please contact our Legacy Adviser Kate McGrath on 0344 515 2062 or email kate_mcgrath@shelter.org.uk

How to leave a legacy

Use this form to request a free copy of Shelter's guide to making a Will and to contact our Legacy Adviser.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about making a Will. By making a Will, you can ensure that your possessions are passed on to the people and charities that you have chosen.

Wording for wills

Sample wording you could use if you would like to leave a legacy to Shelter.

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