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

Homelessness Prevention and Mediation

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2007

This policy briefing discusses the issues around mediation as a tool for preventing homelessness. Read summary and download 

Homelessness Prevention and the Private Rented Sector

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2007

This policy briefing discusses the issues around the use of the private rented sector as a means of preventing homelessness. Read summary and download 

Building more and better homes - policy discussion paper

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2007

This policy discussion paper is intended to assist the development of practical policy solutions to enable the successful delivery of the homes Britain needs. Read summary and download 

Delivering Environmentally Sustainable Housing Growth

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2007

This policy briefing discusses how to meet housing needs while protecting and sustaining the natural environment. Read summary and download 

Service without substance - a good practice briefing

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2007

This briefing looks at addressing the gaps in service provision for street homeless people with a dual diagnosis. Read summary and download 

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