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

Local Know-How: A Good Practice Guide

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2005

A guide to help advisers create a directory of housing and support services for young people in their area. Read summary and download 

Building for the Future - 2005 Update

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2005

This report updates the estimate of housing need set out in 'Building for the Future - 2004 update'. Read summary and download 

Full house? How Overcrowded Housing Affects Families

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2005

This report reveals the often shocking realities of living in overcrowded housing. Read summary and download 

On the Right Path? The Interim Findings of Shelter's Research into the Housing Benefit Pathfinders

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2005

This report examines the impact of the Government's new system for paying Housing Benefit, the Local Housing Allowance (LHA). Read summary and download 

Building Hope: The Case for More Homes Now

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2005

In this report, Shelter makes it clear that the Government can and must deliver a total of 60,000 extra social rented homes to help ensure that more than 150,000 children are lifted out of bad housing by 2011. Read summary and download 

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