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

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 

Mediation for Young Homeless People: A Good Practice Guide

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2004

This good practice guide will be a great help for both new and existing mediation services. Read summary and download 

Response - Code of Guidance for LHAs and HATs on ASB: Policy and Procedures

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2004

Shelter supports the requirement of the ASB Act that social landlords must prepare policies & procedures to deal with anti-social behaviour, but believe additional guidance is required to ensure provision of appropriate support to vulnerable tenants. Read summary and download 

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