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 - Lord's Second Reading

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2017

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 

Briefing: unsettled and insecure - The toll insecure private renting is taking on English families

Applicable to: 
Published:  February 2017

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: Homelessness Reduction Bill - Report Stage

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2017

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 

Briefing: Housing White Paper

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2017

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Briefing: Opposition Day Debate on Homelessness

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2016

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 

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