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

Research: Impact of homelessness on children - research with teachers

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2017

Homeless children are commuting long distances to school, facing insecurity over where they'll be staying each night, and struggling to sleep or study in overcrowded or poor accommodation. Read summary and download 

Response: Draft Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2017

Shelter's response to the DCLG consultation on the Draft Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities ahead of the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 Read summary and download 

Briefing: Fitness for Human Habitation Private Member's Bill

Applicable to: 
Published:  December 2017

A briefing for MPs ahead of the second reading of the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill. Read summary and download 

‘We’ve got no home’: The experiences of homeless children in emergency accommodation

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Published:  December 2017

2017 saw the highest number of homeless children in a decade. We spoke with homeless children and homeless parents to find out how Britain's housing crisis is affecting childhoods. Read summary and download 

Consultation response: Protecting consumers in the letting and managing agent market

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2017

Shelter's response to the Department for Communities and Local Government's consultation on regulating letting and managing agents. Read summary and download 

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