Our work

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.


We responded to over 5 million requests for help last year.

We responded to 5 million requests for housing advice last year


85,315 people joined our campaigns and fundraising in 2014.

85,315 people joined in our campaigns and fundraising in 2014.


79% of your donations are spent on helping people

79% of your donations go directly to assisting people in need

Shelter at 50: the fight isn’t over

See what we’ve achieved since 1966 – and what’s left to do to end the housing crisis

Visit our 50th anniversary website