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

Shelter Briefing: Announcement on Supported Housing

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Published:  October 2017

Shelter responds to government's announcement on 25 October 2017 about not adopting Local Housing Allowance rates for supported housing. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Opposition Day Debate on Universal Credit

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2017

This briefing was prepared ahead of an Opposition Day Debate on pausing and fixing the roll-out of Universal Credit. Read summary and download 

Shelter Briefing: The availability and affordability of housing

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2017

At the heart of every problem Shelter sees is the lack of affordable homes available - whether to rent or buy. This briefing looks at some of the ways that this issue can be addressed, and that we can find a way to ensure everyone has a safe, secure and affordable place to call home. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Ending the freeze to Local Housing Allowance

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Published:  October 2017

Shelter briefing on why ending the freeze to Local Housing Allowance rates has become vital for nearly a million low-income households. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Westminster Hall Debate on Supported Housing

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Published:  October 2017

This Shelter briefing provides information about our view of the proposed changes, what our concerns are and parliamentary questions that could be asked during the debate. Read summary and download 

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