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 - Rough Sleeping 10 Years On

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2008

Shelter welcomes the opportunity to feedback on the discussion paper and to contribute to the development of the updated rough sleeping strategy. We support the continued emphasis given to meeting the housing and support needs of vulnerable groups such as rough sleepers. Read summary and download 

Policy briefing: Eastern European migrant workers and housing

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2008

A policy briefing considering the housing impact of migration from the new EU member states, and examining the conditions in which many Eastern European migrant workers live. Read summary and download 

Engaging with homeless children - Guidance for children's centres

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2008

A briefing which identifies best practice for children's centres when working with homeless children and families. Read summary and download 

Response - SSAC: Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Backdating

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2008

Shelter has serious concerns about the proposed changes. We understand that the rationale for this change is to simplify the benefit system and bring arrangements for HB and CTB backdating in line with those for other income related benefits. Unfortunately, we do not believe that the achievement of this objective warrants the adverse impact which the proposed changes are likely to have on some of our most vulnerable households. Read summary and download 

Response - Civil Justice Council: Mortgage Arrears Protocol

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2008

Shelter is very much in favour of the introduction of this protocol and believes the proposed scheme and content are broadly correct. We look to the Government to back the urgent adoption of the protocol. Read summary and download 

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