Give people real change. Leave a gift in your will to Shelter.

We’re in a housing emergency. Millions of lives are being ruined. And we’ll never
properly solve it through small changes.

We need the type of change that will define a new era – one where millions of people can escape the damp and the cold and find a safe place to call home.

You can help make that real change happen with a gift in your will.

We need big change – for families like Angela and Kardinell

Kardinell was just six when he and his Mum, Angela, were evicted from their private rental home. For over a year they were homeless, going from place to place, sleeping on sofas.

Homelessness took a horrendous toll on both of them. Kardinell fell behind at school and Angela spent sleepless nights struggling with the guilt of not being able to keep her son safe.

No family should have to go through that. But sadly, millions do.

But with a gift in your will, you could help give change to people like Kardinell and Angela. You could give us the strength to fight for more social homes, and stricter landlord regulations.

One day, your gift could help us end the housing crisis for good.

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It’s time to say enough

We need big change to solve the UK’s housing emergency – and by leaving a gift to us in your will, you can be part of it.

No matter how big or small, leaving a gift in your will can help us give struggling families the support they need, and give us the strength to define a new era. One where everyone can escape homelessness.

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Our vision for change

Here's what your gift could help us do...


90,000 social homes a year

In the future, thanks in part to your gift, we could bring about a historic renewal of social housing. And we could make sure that, in the future, everyone has a place to call home.


Force through new rent reform laws

Your gift could help campaign for renters’ rights, and protect people from exploitation and unsafe housing.


Fight for housing rights

Your gift could help our support services stand beside people as they fight for their housing rights, against injustices like unfair eviction.


Create a movement

Your gift could help create a movement that defines a new era – one where everyone has a safe place to live.

A gift in your will could help millions have a place to call home.

Get your free will

I decided to leave a gift in my will to Shelter, because I want to give people real change.

If you’re sick of seeing the housing emergency only get worse, will you join me?

Claire, Shelter supporter


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Legacy and community events

At these special events in September and October 2022, we'll discuss how gifts in wills can help us achieve the change we need to end the housing emergency.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about leaving a legacy to Shelter, please contact our Legacy Adviser, Kate McGrath, on 0344 515 2062 or