Give people change, with a gift in your will

Rough sleeping. Unsafe housing. Unaffordable rents. These are big problems and solving them will take more than small change.

Together, we need to say enough is enough. We need real change. The kind of change that lasts a lifetime.

You can give people that change with a gift in your will to Shelter, and be part of something huge.

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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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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...

3.1m more social homes

In the future, thanks in part to your gift, we could bring about an historic renewal of social housing. And we could end the housing emergency – for good.

Support those in need

Your gift could help us answer when people call for help with issues from debt management to fighting unfair evictions.

Reform renting

Your gift could help protect renters, and introduce a new regulator to protect people from exploitation and unsafe housing.

Create a movement

Your gift could help create a movement that defines a new era in which everyone has a place to call home.

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

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Joanna is 54. She’s worked her whole life, but she’s only one missed paycheque away from homelessness. And she’s not alone.

Millions of people like her are caught up in the housing emergency – and small change won’t solve it. But by leaving a gift to Shelter in your will, you could help all the people like Joanna escape homelessness and bad housing forever.

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