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: APPG Poverty inquiry into the Poverty Premium

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2018

Low-income households face additional costs in accessing housing. Shelter welcomes this opportunity to submit evidence to the APPG on Poverty's inquiry into the poverty premium. Read summary and download 

In work, but out of a home

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2018

Over half of homeless families in England are in work. Based on data obtained through freedom of information requests this analysis by Shelter shows that over 33,000 homeless families trapped in temporary accommodation are actually working. Read summary and download 

Shelter submission to Bach Commission on Access to Justice (Legal Aid)

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2018

Shelter welcomes this opportunity to submit evidence to the Bach Commission on Access to Justice, three years after the implementation of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012. Legal Aid is a crucial part of how we help people address poor housing standards, keep their home or find a new one if the worst happens and they become homeless. Read summary and download 

Response: MOJ Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (Commissioning Sustainable Services)

Applicable to: 
Published:  July 2018

Shelter is already concerned about the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) on access to justice in homelessness and housing cases. There is a significant risk that these proposals could compound this impact still further, leading to more families being at risk of losing their homes or unable to tackle poor housing conditions. Read summary and download 

Shelter response to DCLG Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Review

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2018

Shelter believes that everyone should be able to live in a safe, secure and affordable homes. Smoke and carbon monoxide safety is a key part of this, across all tenures. Read summary and download 

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