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

Consultation response: Public Financial Guidance and the Financial Advice Market Review

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2016

Shelter works to empower people with housing problems to keep, access and improve a home. Housing and financial advice are often linked. The provision of free-to-client, impartial financial guidance to give clients the information they need, to make financial decisions directly or to seek the right advice to help them to do so, is an important part of our advice services. Read summary and download 

Briefing - Housing and Planning Bill: Fitness for human habitation

Applicable to: 
Published:  December 2015

This briefing outlines Shelter’s support for a new clause on fitness for human habitation 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 

Briefing: Three tests for the next Mayor of London

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2015

In 2016 London will elect a new Mayor and housing must be their top priority. Shelter will hold the candidates to account against three tests, which will show whether or not they are serious about solving the housing crisis in the capital. Read summary and download 

Research: Renters at Risk

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2015

Over 149,000 rented homes across England were put at risk of eviction in the last twelve months. We estimate that 352,900 renters in England were put at risk of losing their home during that period. Shelter is here to provide advice and support to anyone who faces losing their home, or has already lost their home. Read summary and download 

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