News – July 2010

Kay Boycott

Benefits reform cautiously welcomed 

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.

Jason Arday

Good luck Jason! 

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.

man and woman

Homeowner help warning 

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.

Nina sitting on bed

Time for bed! 

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!

A family

900,000 ‘forgotten households’ 

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.

Wates' staff wearing football strips

Wates celebrate with Strip4Shelter 

02 July 2010

Shelter partners Wates have celebrated raising a brilliant £110,000 with five days of sports-related activities.

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