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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: Fitness for Human Habitation Private Member's Bill

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Published:  December 2017

A briefing for MPs ahead of the second reading of the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill. Read summary and download 

‘We’ve got no home’: The experiences of homeless children in emergency accommodation

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Published:  December 2017

2017 saw the highest number of homeless children in a decade. We spoke with homeless children and homeless parents to find out how Britain's housing crisis is affecting childhoods. Read summary and download 

Consultation response: Protecting consumers in the letting and managing agent market

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2017

Shelter's response to the Department for Communities and Local Government's consultation on regulating letting and managing agents. Read summary and download 

Joint Briefing: Universal Credit

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2017

Read summary and download 

Report: Closing the Gaps - Health and Safety at Home

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Published:  November 2017

This report is a legal review, looking into gaps in the law that allowed the tragedy of Grenfell to happen. Read summary and download 

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