Give people change, with a gift in your will to Shelter

We’re in a housing emergency. We estimate that 17.5 million people across the UK are now living in the grip of it. 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 give people that change with a gift in your will.

Michael knows we need big change

Michael was the manager of a pub. It gave him an income and a roof over his head. But then he got ill and lost his home. That’s when he contacted Shelter. Now he’s got a safe place to live and hope for the future.

Millions of people in the UK today are being denied a place to call home. Gifts in wills have the power to give people real change – the kind that could define a new era. 

If you want to make big change happen, leave a gift to Shelter in your will. 

Our vision for change

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


3m more social homes

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


Force through new rent reform laws

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


Fight for housing rights

Your gift could help our support services stand beside those fighting for their housing rights. Helping those facing 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.

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.

Read more about our vital work

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


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