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

Response - Tackling Social Exclusion

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2004

Shelter's response to the Social Exclusion Unit's 'Tackling social exclusion: taking stock and looking to the future' request for thoughts on its future work. Read summary and download 

Toying With Their Future: The Hidden Cost of the Housing Crisis

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2004

This report, published with the launch of Shelter's million children campaign, reveals that over one million children in Britain suffer in bad housing. Read summary and download 

Local Authority Progress and Practice

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2004

These are the reports from a project that assessed the work of a group of local authorities during the first year of the Homelessness Act 2002. Read summary and download 

Firm Foundations

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2004

This report is an evaluation of Shelter's Homeless to Home project. Read summary and download 

House Keeping

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2004

This report argues for the development of new ways of tackling arrears to avoid the use of court proceedings and offers some key recommendations to break the debt/homelessness cycle. Read summary and download 

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