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

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 

Response - Reducing Dependency, Increasing opportunity: Options for the Future of Welfare to Work

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2007

Shelter's response to the Freud review of the welfare to work agenda identifies a number of areas for consideration. Read summary and download 

Homelessness: Early Identification and Prevention - A Good Practice Guide

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2007

A good practice guide for local authorities and interested organisations on how to identify those at risk of homelessness and take effective prevention measures. Read summary and download 

Older People and Housing Factsheet

Applicable to: England
Published:  May 2007

This factsheet looks at housing issues that affect older people. Read summary and download 

Response - Choice Based Lettings Code of Guidance for Local Authorities

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2007

Shelter strongly welcomes this proposed new Code of Guidance. Read summary and download 

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