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

Shelter's input into the Review of the Private Rented Sector

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2008

This is Shelter's submission to the Review of the Private Rented Sector being conducted by Julie Rugg. Read summary and download 

Engaging with homeless children - Guidance for education professionals

Applicable to: 
Published:  May 2008

This briefing identifies best practice for education professionals who want to engage with homeless children. Read summary and download 

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 

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