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 - Children's Trusts Legislative Options

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2008

Shelter welcomes this opportunity to respond to the Department for Children, Schools and Families consultation on strengthening Children’s Trusts: legislative options. Our response will specifically comment on the following areas of the document: Extending the duty to co-operate; Children and Young People’s Plans and; Statutory Children’s Trust Boards. Read summary and download 

Research report - Neighbourhood watch

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2008

A new research report exploring the plans and policies of planners and developers and residents’ experiences from the Thames Gateway. Read summary and download 

Response - CLG's Eco towns

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2008

Shelter strongly supports the policy of eco-towns as a way of contributing towards meeting the desperate need for more housing, while at the same time acting as exemplars of successful innovation in achieving social and environmental sustainability. Read summary and download 

Response - Fair Play: A consultation on the play strategy

Applicable to: 
Published:  July 2008

Shelter's response to Fair Play - a consultation on the play strategy. A commitment in the Children's Plan. Read summary and download 

Breaking Point - How unaffordable housing is pushing us to the limit

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2008

In this report, we present new evidence of the damaging effects of a chronic undersupply of affordable housing. Quite simply, it beggars belief that in our affluent nation, millions of people still lack a decent place to live. Read summary and download 

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