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

ROOF Affordability Index 2006

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2006

This briefing presents the latest housing affordability index data, sets out the causes and effects of the crisis in market affordability, and outlines Shelter's policy proposals. Read summary and download 

How Registered Social Landlords can work with Young People

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2006

This report looks at the youth initiatives of Harvest Housing Association in the context of working with young people. Read summary and download 

Response - Performance Indicator Framework for Registered Social Landlords

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2006

Shelter's response to the Housing Corporation consultation on the Performance Indicator Framework for Registered Social Landlords. Read summary and download 

More Priority Needed: Youth Homelessness and Legislative Change

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2005

This report sets out the findings of a study of the impact of recent legislative change on young homeless people's access to housing and support. The research was conducted in Scotland and England between February and May 2005. Read summary and download 

Young People and Homelessness Factsheet

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2005

This factsheet looks at the causes of youth homelessness, some of the groups of young people who are most at risk, the scale of the problem, government initiatives for tackling and preventing homelessness, and Shelter's work with young people. Read summary and download 

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