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

Eviction and Repossession Hotspots - 2013 Data

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2013

In the twelve months from October 2012 to September 2013, one household in every 105 in England was put at risk of losing their home. In some parts of the country the figure was much higher, reaching one in every 35 households in Newham in east London. Read summary and download 

Response: Judicial Review

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2013

Shelter's response to the government's consultation on changes to Judicial Review. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Nowhere to go

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2013

This Christmas, 80,000 children in England, Scotland and Wales will wake up homeless. In the short-term the Government must strengthen our housing safety net to avoid homeless children being accommodated far away from their local area or in unsuitable B&Bs. A stronger safety net will allow families the time they need to get back into work and secure a settled home. Read summary and download 

Response: Joint Committee on Human Rights call for evidence on Legal Aid

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2013

Shelter is responding to a call for evidence on Legal Aid reform from the Joint Committee on Human Rights. Legal Aid reform proposals could have the effect of increasing the number of homeless people. They raise human rights issues of fundamental significance to access to justice and the rule of law. Read summary and download 

Briefing: At any cost? The case for stable house prices in England

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2013

Home ownership is still the dream for the majority of families, but the chances of achieving it will be vastly reduced if house prices keep inflating as they have in the past. Recent polling suggests people understand this problem and that the majority now want an era of stable house prices. More than anything, we need political leadership. Politicians have the tools to stabilise house prices, and other countries such as Germany show that stable house prices can be part of a successful economy. It is time for an era of stable house prices. Read summary and download 

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