Your donations make a difference

We can’t thank you enough

The support we receive from M&S and its customers funds 1 in 5 calls answered by our helpline – calls that could keep a family in their home.

Last year alone, by choosing us as your Sparks Card charity or buying food from M&S’ Christmas Food on the Move range, people like you helped us give 21,000 families housing advice.

And your ongoing support means we can continue providing this free, expert advice – at a time when we’re needed most.

Donate to Shelter

Your help is needed now, as much as ever.

Our Vision

We strive every day to give people the help they need, and we campaign relentlessly to achieve our vision of a safe, secure, affordable home for everyone.

We’re here for you

No-one needs to face bad housing or homelessness alone. Last year over 5 million people turned to Shelter for advice.

Phone advice

3,300

unique callers to our helpline each week

Our free national helpline is available 365 days a year and provides expert housing advice to anyone struggling with problems related to housing and homelessness.

Personal advice

61%

of people who sought help with their financial situation saw an improvement

We have advice centres up and down the country so people can get face-to-face support from one of our housing experts.

Online advice

4,000

people sought help through our live chat advice last year

Our website provides over 400 pages of advice on housing, homelessness and related issues - featuring videos, audio guides and other tools to help give straight-forward support. In 2015 we launched a live chat advice service, offering real-time online help from our trained advisers.

Today's donations

How your money is spent

For every £1 you donate, 79p goes towards helping people struggling with bad housing and homelessness. And for every £1 we spend on fundraising, we raise another £3.80 to put back into our services.

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79%

  • 79% spent on helping people through advice, support and campaigning  
  • 21% spent on fundraising