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 - Tenancy Money: Probity and Protection

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2003

Shelter's February 2003 response to the Government 's consultation paper: 'Tenancy Money: Probity and Protection'. The paper included proposals for legislation to regulate tenancy deposits and other tenancy fees. Read summary and download 

Response - DEFRA Vagrancy Act

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2003

The Government's proposals in 'Living Places - Cleaner, Safer, Greener' included overhauling powers to deal with people on the street. Shelter's response (February 2003) highlighted the need to tackle the causes of street living over criminal sanction Read summary and download 

Response - Sustainable Communities: Building for the Future

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2003

Shelter's February 2003 response to the ODPM's 'Sustainable communities: building for the future' (also known as the 'Communities Plan'). Read summary and download 

Response - Housing Benefit Reform

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2003

Shelter's response in January 2003 to the Government's 'Building choice & responsibility: a radical agenda for Housing Benefit' reform stated our support for the objectives of creating a simpler and more transparent housing benefit system. Read summary and download 

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 

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