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 ahead of the Lord's Second Reading of the 'Homelessness Reduction Bill' - a Private Member's Bill introduced by Conservative MP Bob Blackman Read summary and download
This briefing details the findings of new research looking at the impact that insecure private renting is having on families with children. It finds that the insecurity of renting and is making families worry about being forced to move home and struggle to settle in their homes. It looks at the implications of this, given the growing number of families with children who live in a rented home, and recommends a change to renting law as the only solution. Read summary and download
Briefing ahead of the Report Stage of the 'Homelessness Reduction Bill' - a Private Member's Bill introduced by Conservative MP Bob Blackman. Read summary and download
This document was prepared to brief MPs ahead of an opposition day debate on homelessness. It provides key statistics on homelessness and looks at the root cause and drivers. Read summary and download