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 by leaving a gift to Shelter in your will, and be part of something huge.

Download the PDF for England or Scotland.

Alternatively, you can visit our free will page and get your free will today.

Paddy knows we need real change

After years living on the street, it took months for Paddy to accept help from one of our peer mentors, Colette. But now, things are so different.  

He’s got a flat, a girlfriend, and two little ones at home. Paddy is even using his own experiences to help others off the streets, by taking a job as a peer mentor himself. 

A gift to us in your will means we can be there to transform lives like Paddy’s. But we need bigger change. 

We need the government to take the action that will help to define a new era. We have the expertise to show it what needs to be done. With your help, we’ll have the power to demand it makes the big changes that can end to the housing emergency.  

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

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.

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.


Reform renting

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


Support those in need

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


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.

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