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 report: a route to homelessness?

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2008

This report examines why tenants in the private rented sector become homeless. Read summary and download 

Alternatives to supported accommodation - Good Practice briefing

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2008

This briefing will look at some of the ways in which older people can be helped to sustain or improve their current accommodation and maintain their independence. Read summary and download 

Policy briefing: Mortgages and repossessions

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2008

A policy briefing which looks at the underlying causes of rises in repossessions and the changing nature of mortgage lending. Read summary and download 

Reaching out

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2007

A research report covering Shelter's biggest ever consultation with street homeless people. Read summary and download 

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