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

Response - Possible Future Homelessness Data Collection (p1e) and Dissemination Changes

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2003

Shelter responded in September 2003 to the ODPM's consultation on possible changes to the way in which homelessness data is collected from local authorities. Read summary and download 

Response - Every Child Matters

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2003

Following the inquiry report into the death of Victoria ClimbiĆ©, the Department for Education and Skills published a Green Paper, 'Every Child Matters' (September 2003), on services for children. Read summary and download 

Response - Improving Standards of Temporary Accommodation

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2003

Responding in August 2003 to the ODPM's consultation paper on 'Improving standards of accommodation for homeless households placed in temporary accommodation'. Read summary and download 

Response - DWP: Housing Benefit Withdrawal for Anti-Social Behaviour

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2003

The Government issued proposals on cutting housing benefit for anti social tenants, proposing that sanctions could be triggered with or without court action. Shelter's response in August 2003 opposed this inappropriate response to anti-social behaviour. Read summary and download 

More Than a Number - Analysis of ODPM Homelessness Statistics

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2003

This report analyses the statistical information gathered and published by the ODPM. Read summary and download 

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