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 - DWP Supporting people into work: the next stage of housing benefit reform

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2010

We welcome the Government’s proposals to make changes to the HB system to support people into work and sustain employment. Read summary and download 

Response - FSA Mortgage Market Review

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2010

Shelter welcomes this discussion paper, and the thorough and fundamental approach the FSA has taken. Some of the proposals are substantial and require further detailed discussion, but we believe there is a pressing need to push ahead with an ambitious timetable of reform, particularly on those areas that have wide ranging consensus. Read summary and download 

Response - The London Plan draft replacement plan

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2010

The London Plan provides the Mayor of London with the opportunity to set a clear vision for how all Londoners will be supported to contribute to, and benefit from, the social and economic success of London. Housing has a central role to play in helping to achieve this. Read summary and download 

Response - DCSF Children's Trusts Statutory Guidance

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2010

Shelter welcomes this opportunity to respond to the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) consultation – Children’s Trusts statutory guidance on cooperation arrangements, including the Children’s Trust Board and the Children and Young People’s Plan. Read summary and download 

Turning the tide?

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2009

The financial crisis and recession have fuelled a rising tide of mortgage arrears and repossessions. Government, lenders and regulators have taken welcome action to protect people from losing their homes unnecessarily. We asked those giving last minute advice to people at court about the details of cases they had seen. This joint report from Shelter, Citizens Advice and Advice UK suggests the tide of mortgage repossessions has not yet turned. It calls for further action by lenders, regulators and Government to strengthen help to protect people from avoidable homelessness. Read summary and download 

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