Policy library

Policy, research and good practice work forms a major part of Shelter's efforts to address and find solutions for homelessness and housing issues. In this section you can browse through the reports, factsheets, briefings and policy consultation responses that we produce.

All policy documents

Briefing: Homelessness Reduction Bill - Second Reading

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2016

Briefing ahead of the Second Reading of the 'Homelessness Reduction Bill' - a Private Member's Bill introduced by Conservative MP Bob Blackman. Read summary and download 

Report: Living Home Standard

Applicable to: 
Published:  October 2016

Shelter's landmark report, the Living Home Standard. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Neighbourhood Planning Bill second reading

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2016

The Neighbourhood Planning Bill is another attempt to balance the competing interests that can make planning so divisive. In strengthening neighbourhood plans and compulsory purchase powers it’s a welcome step towards a strong, positive planning system. Read summary and download 

Consultation Response: Client Money Protection

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2016

Shelter's response to DCLG's consultation into Client Money Protection. Read summary and download 

Report: Achieving the Ambition

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2016

The new government has reaffirmed its ambition to build one million new homes in England this Parliament. This commitment is welcome and Shelter wants to be part of making it happen. Read summary and download 

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