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
This Parliamentary briefing outlines Shelter’s support for Electrical Safety First’s (ESF) new clause on mandatory electrical safety checks as part of the Housing and Planning Bill 2015. The briefing has been produced ahead of the Bill Committee’s discussion of new clauses as part of the Bill. Read summary and download
This briefing gives Shelter's views on the Welfare Reform & Work Bill ahead of its 2nd Reading in the House of Lords. Read summary and download
Research 'This is no place for a child': The experiences of homeless families in emergency accommodation
This Parliamentary briefing outlines areas of the Housing and Planning Bill of particular importance to Shelter. The briefing has been produced ahead of the Second Reading of the Bill in the House of Commons. Read summary and download
This Parliamentary briefing outlines areas of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill where Shelter has key concerns. The briefing has been produced ahead of Report Stage and Third Reading in the House of Commons. Read summary and download