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 - The Misuse of Drugs Act (Amended)

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2002

Shelter responded in November 2002 to the proposed amendments to Notes of Guidance in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, arguing the amendments will create barriers to providing the necessary support to enable drug users to tackle their dependency. Read summary and download 

Response - Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2002

Shelter responded in October 2002 to the ODPM's Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities, welcoming it as a comprehensive resource but highlighting concerns on priority need categories, asylum and social landlords. Read summary and download 

Response - Draft London Plan

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2002

Shelter welcomed (September 2002) the strategy set out for delivering sufficient homes to meet current needs in the draft London Plan. Underpinning this was the target that 50 per cent of all new developments must be affordable. Read summary and download 

Response - Code of Guidance for Local Housing Authorities: Allocation of Accommodation

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2002

Shelter's response in August 2002 to the ODPM's draft Code of Guidance on the allocation of accommodation focused on the need for more clear and comprehensive guidance. Read summary and download 

Response - Tackling Anti-Social Tenants

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2002

Shelter's response in June 2002 to the DTLR consultation paper, Tackling ASB, focused on the need for greater understanding and expertise in the use of existing enforcement powers and the provision of more resettlement services for people evicted for ASB Read summary and download 

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