News – 2010
02 February 2010
The Facebook campaign to get Rage Against the Machine to number one at Christmas, which raised tens of thousands for Shelter over the festive season, reached a grand total of £100,000 yesterday.
19 August 2010
Although the number of new completed houses is up this quarter, they are still less than half of what’s needed to meet demand, Shelter said today.
17 December 2010
M&S launched their Christmas cracker prize draw this week, with first prize a fantastic £500 of M&S vouchers. For every entry, M&S will donate 10p to Shelter
17 November 2010
Nationwide employees across the UK are running a secret santa scheme with a twist this Christmas, by filling shoeboxes full of gifts for homeless families.
06 September 2010
Almost 54,000 children already living below the poverty line will be pushed even further down by government cuts to housing benefit, Shelter reveals today.
30 July 2010
Shelter has welcomed the Government’s proposals to simplify the benefits system, but has expressed concern about any further reductions to housing support.
21 July 2010
Shelter has welcomed the Government’s extension of schemes to support struggling homeowners until the end of 2010, but has warned that funding must be protected longer-term to avoid a ‘huge surge’ in homelessness.
16 September 2010
Shelter is holding events at all three of the main political party conferences this year. If you’re planning to be in Liverpool, Manchester or Birmingham this conference season we’d love to see you there!
13 July 2010
If you happen to be passing by London’s Old Street, you’re bound to notice an unusual window display on the ground floor of Shelter HQ. Artist Nina Davis has made a bed from more than 2,000 Metro newspapers – quilt, pillows and all!
11 March 2010
Shelter has welcomed the Government's new homelessness figures but has called for regulation of the private rented sector, which is used to house homeless families.
13 May 2010
Shelter and the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) have urged the new Government to take immediate action to help thousands of people at risk of losing their homes.
29 January 2010
Shelter has welcomed new measures published by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to protect vulnerable consumers in the sale and rent back market.
10 June 2010
News that affordable housing projects may be abandoned due to a shortfall in funds is ‘extremely worrying’, Shelter’s chief executive Campbell Robb has said.
24 November 2010
Shelter has described as 'bleak' government proposals to reform social housing.
24 March 2010
Shelter has welcomed the announcement that the interest rate on Support for Mortgage Interest, a state benefit paid to struggling homeowners, will be frozen for a further six months. Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling made the commitment in today’s Budget.
02 November 2010
M&S launched their Christmas range of Food on the Move products this week, with 5% from each item donated to Shelter.
12 July 2010
Low-cost home ownership is failing to reach hundreds of thousands of low-income households, leaving them to fall through the gap in Britain’s housing market, a new Shelter report reveals.
26 March 2010
Councils will be allowed to keep revenue from the sale of council homes under new local authority financing rules, Housing Minister John Healey has announced.
22 September 2010
Winners of the 2010 SMK Campaigner awards were announced yesterday in a ceremony hosted by broadcaster Jon Snow.
29 September 2010
Audioscope festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with three shows this November. The Oxford-based music fundraiser has raised more than £20,000 for Shelter since 2001.
18 November 2010
52 of the world’s leading artists and designers have come together for an exclusive exhibition to highlight Britain’s housing crisis.
22 February 2010
Taking time out from his busy building schedule, Bob the Builder took part in Vertical Rush on Thursday 25 February to show his support for Shelter.
22 June 2010
The Government's plan to pay Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) at the same rate as the Bank of England monthly rate is bad news for struggling homeowners, Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb has said.
22 June 2010
George Osborne's budget announcements on housing benefit could push households over the edge, Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb has warned.
10 June 2010
Government plans to scrap increased regulation of private landlords is disappointing, Shelter has said today.
26 April 2010
241 runners took on the challenge of the London Marathon for Shelter on Sunday 15 April to raise a phenomenal £450,000 for our work with homeless and badly housed people.
01 December 2010
Pop band Two Giraffes have written a seasonal single ‘Silvery Trees’ to help raise money towards our work with homeless families this Christmas.
21 December 2010
Children in Sheffield, Cumbria, Knowsley and Bristol are looking forward to opening their Christmas presents this year, thanks to Legal & General.
06 August 2010
Sheffield’s best musicians and performers took part in the UK’s first mass busking event last weekend, raising a tuneful £1,200 for our work with homeless and badly housed people.
09 June 2010
Shelter and building design consultancy Urban Infill are hosting an exhibition of urban photography and artwork as part of the London Festival of Architecture this July.
08 April 2010
Shelter has warmly welcomed the Mortgage Repossessions (Protection of Tenants) Act, which was passed into law today. It will offer protection to tenants who face eviction with no warning when their landlord's property is repossessed.
27 April 2010
Tony Imi, the cinematographer of Ken Loach's 1966 drama Cathy Come Home and a contributor to Shelter's recent 'Trapped' film, has died, aged 72.
01 February 2010
New research by Shelter shows the huge impact the housing shortage is having on families across Britain, with 1.5 million adults saying they are unable to look after their elderly parents because they can’t afford to live near them.
14 December 2010
Shelter has warned of a rise in homelessness as new research reveals the number of households in rent or mortgage arrears has more than doubled in the past year.
30 March 2010
Shelter supporters across the country have been cooking up a feast of cakes, buns and biscuits over the last couple of weeks to celebrate Cake Time, our delicious spring time fundraising event.
14 June 2010
Any government cuts to housing investment will lead to widespread job loss and plunge the country into an even deeper housing crisis, Shelter has warned today.
09 December 2010
Government figures revealing the first sustained rise in homelessness since 2003 are extremely worrying, Shelter said today.
19 October 2010
The planned cuts to housing in the government’s spending review will be devastating, Shelter has warned today.
25 May 2010
If local councils are given more decision-making powers on housing, they must be transparent and accountable, Shelter warned today.
03 August 2010
The Prime Minister has sidestepped the fundamental cause of our housing crisis: the desperate lack of affordable housing supply, Shelter has said today.
29 June 2010
Our volunteers at Glastonbury did a fantastic job promoting Shelter’s work with homeless and badly housed people over the weekend.
07 June 2010
The band Rage Against the Machine played a free concert in London’s Finsbury Park yesterday, where they presented Shelter with a cheque for £162,000.
12 August 2010
The Government must keep funding for debt advice services to help the thousands of families at risk of arrears and repossession, Shelter has urged.
09 June 2010
Do you work with children, families or young people? Then you can’t afford to miss this conference, which brings together experts in the field of housing and children’s services.
26 February 2010
More than 850 runners joined a host of celebrities yesterday to take part in Vertical Rush, a tower running event for Shelter. Many thanks to all of them!
07 January 2010
Duncan Bannatyne, the entrepreneur and star of hit TV show Dragon’s Den, is calling on Londoners to get fit for the New Year and join him in conquering Vertical Rush, the original and biggest tower running event in the UK.
08 September 2010
Shelter has released shocking new research which shows evidence of widespread abuse by a minority of landlords in the private rented sector and is calling on the Government to work with councils to develop a tough programme of action.
27 August 2010
Want to wish someone luck, a happy birthday, congratulations, or just let friends and family know you’re thinking of them? We’ve got online greetings cards for every occasion!
18 May 2010
A huge thank you to the staff at commercial law firm Shoosmiths, who have raised £120,000 for Shelter’s emergency hardship fund, which provides essential household items for homeless families.
10 November 2010
The number of people struggling to pay their mortgage has surged by 78% over the past year, new Shelter research shows.
21 June 2010
Londoner Jason Arday is following in the footsteps of comedian and multiple-marathon runner Eddie Izzard this summer by running an awesome 30 marathons in 35 days for Shelter.
05 March 2010
The Government has broken the promise it made six years ago to update the 1935 overcrowding standard, leaving more than a million children trapped in overcrowded homes, Shelter says.
23 August 2010
A huge thank you to Jason Arday, who has now completed his amazing challenge of running 30 marathons in 35 days for Shelter.
06 January 2010
In the week where most couples separate and divorce proceedings are started, Shelter is today launching new research showing how the lack of affordable homes in Britain is forcing couples who have split to remain living together.
24 May 2010
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (pictured) has announced the Treasury’s plans to make £6.2bn of spending cuts in 2010-11.
02 July 2010
Shelter partners Wates have celebrated raising a brilliant £110,000 with five days of sports-related activities.
03 November 2010
M&S has launched a new recycling website! You can recycle electrical items in exchange for M&S gift vouchers, or choose to donate the value of the goods towards our work with homeless and badly housed people.
08 November 2010
Almost a third of councils outside of London will have households losing £50 a month or more following cuts to housing benefit, Shelter revealed today.
01 June 2010
Do you work in an organisation in London that tries to improve the lives of homeless people? If so, you could be in line for an Andy Ludlow Homelessness Award!
17 May 2010
As Parliament officially returns, Shelter research reveals that new MPs will find housing is the chief concern of their constituents.
06 January 2010
As the cold snap continues across Britain, Shelter is today releasing new research showing that one in four people are having to reduce the amount they spend on heating because of high housing costs.
03 March 2010
Five Shelter supporters who dub themselves 'The Midlife Cyclists' will be setting off by bike for Spain on 19 May 2010 to raise money for our work with people in housing need.
21 January 2010
Nationwide Building Society is supporting Shelter with a new scheme that plans to raise a fantastic £20,000 for our work with homeless and badly housed people.
30 November 2010
The devastating impact of cuts to housing benefit is beyond doubt, Shelter has said in response to regulations laid in Parliament today.
21 October 2010
Shelter has inspired the BBC’s Panorama to investigate rogue landlords in the private rented sector.
13 January 2010
Shocking new research released today by Shelter shows that people are being forced to delay having children because of the lack of affordable housing.
20 October 2010
The government is denying responsibility for an entire generation’s ability to access affordable housing, Shelter said today in response to George Osborne's comprehensive spending review.
20 May 2010
Shelter’s chief executive Campbell Robb (pictured) has described new house building figures released today as ‘shocking’.
05 January 2010
More than 1 million householders have used credit cards to pay their mortgage or rent in the last 12 months, a new survey by Shelter reveals today.
10 February 2010
The average family’s weekly grocery bill would be around £420 if the prices of food had risen in line with house prices, Shelter has revealed today.
11 February 2010
Chief Executive of Shelter Campbell Robb (pictured) has decribed new repossession figures released today as 'completely unacceptable'.
10 September 2010
Almost 1 million Britons have been the victim of a scam involving a private tenancy or landlord in the last three years, shocking new research by Shelter shows.
11 November 2010
Mortgage lenders and the Government must do more to protect struggling homeowners, Shelter’s chief executive Campbell Robb said today.
26 March 2010
A festival celebrating street art and graffiti in Brighton on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 May will be raising funds and awareness for Shelter this year.
28 September 2010
Shelter and The Co-operative Insurance have launched a new partnership that aims to raise £250,000 for our work with homeless and badly housed people this winter.
10 August 2010
The Government’s New Homes Bonus for councils is welcome, but it won’t be enough to solve the housing crisis, Shelter has warned.
18 June 2010
Shelter will be offering advice from the John Peel stage at Glastonbury this year.
04 January 2010
Authoritative, informative and packed with groundbreaking reports, ROOF is a must for anyone wanting to keep up to date with the latest developments in the world of housing and homelessness.
18 February 2010
The number of new homes built was down last year, figures released today have shown.
31 August 2010
High street favourite John Lewis has joined forces with boutique experts Elle Decoration to sell a range of limited edition mugs in aid of Shelter.
19 April 2010
Shelter and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have launched Architect in the House, an innovative scheme that matches homeowners with an RIBA chartered architect for a consultation in exchange for a donation of £40 to Shelter.
21 December 2010
More than 71,000 children will wake up this Christmas in temporary accommodation without the safety and security of a home to call their own, Shelter said today.
18 March 2010
98 per cent of local authorities in England are failing to deliver enough affordable homes to meet need, a new website launched by Shelter has found.
09 September 2010
The Government will face costs of up to £120 million a year because of the huge rise in homelessness caused by cuts to local housing allowance (LHA), Shelter has revealed today.
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