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

Priced Out: the Rising Cost of Rural Homes

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2004

This report reveals that ownership of second homes in rural areas has increased dramatically (15 % increase since last year) against a backdrop of rising homelessness and increasingly unaffordable homes. Read summary and download 

Common monitoring: A Good Practice Guide

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2004

This good practice guide sets out the basics of setting up, running, and trouble-shooting a multi-agency monitoring scheme. Read summary and download 

Off the Streets: Tackling Homelessness Among Female Street-based Sex Workers

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2004

Street-based sex workers are currently one of the most excluded and marginalised groups of homeless people, with service providers often failing to recognise and understand their needs. Read summary and download 

The Black and Minority Ethnic Housing Crisis

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2004

This report reveals that homelessness has risen over twice as fast among ethnic minority households compared to the general population since 1997. Read summary and download 

Youth Housing Strategies

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2004

This good practice guide covers what you need to know to create a successful youth housing strategy. Read summary and download 

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