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 - Targets and Action for Reducing B&B: The Way Forward

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2001

Shelter's response in December 2001 to the The Bed & Breakfast Unit's discussion paper on the targets being considered by the BBU. Read summary and download 

Response - Housing Corporation: Regulatory Code Guidance

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2001

Shelter responded in October 2001 to the Housing Corporation's consultation paper on the Regulatory Code: Guidance. Read summary and download 

Response - Extending the Priority Need Categories, Housing Act 1996

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2001

Shelter responded in September 2001 to the consultation process on extending the priority need categories for homeless people, welcoming proposals as an important step for providing protection for groups who are most at risk of becoming homeless. Read summary and download 

Response - Housing Corporation: Regulatory Code and Guidance

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2001

Shelters responded in September 2001 to the Housing Corporation Regulatory Code consultation paper, stating the need for its effective regulation of housing associations' practice. Read summary and download 

Far From Home - The housing of asylum seekers in private rented accommodation

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2001

Recent changes in asylum seekers' entitlement to assistance and access to housing have left this group with a severely weakened welfare safety net. Read summary and download 

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