Leave a life-changing gift in your will

For the homeless families of tomorrow, a gift in your will to Shelter could be the difference between an unstable, marginalised life, and having a warm, safe home of their own.

Your legacy gift could be life-changing. Not only can it help give people the accommodation they need, but also the stable, nurturing environment of a home.

Our will-making guide takes you through all the things you’ll want to think about when preparing to make or update a will. And our legacy adviser is available to provide support and advice whenever you need it.

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Shelter can challenge unacceptable conditions, support satisfactory rehousing, and advise people and families. I should like my legacy to support that.

Maxine Davies, Shelter supporter.

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Terry Sykes

Hear why supporter, Terry Sykes, has decided to leave a gift in his will to Shelter.

How your gift can help

could pay for a hundred people to get housing advice online via a web chat

can pay for 50 families to get support from our helpline and help them get back on their feet

can pay for a thousand families to get the vital legal advice they need to keep their home.

can help 10,000 families get the face-to-face advice they need to avoid losing their home.

Help us be there for a family like Laura's

Leaving a gift in your will, no matter how big or small, could help us give struggling families the support they need. That’s the impact that incredible supporters like you had for Laura and her children.

Laura works full time and supports her family – her husband, their five children and her mother. The family were living in a private rented flat for three years.

The flat was in poor repair and it also suffered an ant infestation. When the lease expired, the landlady didn’t renew it, and the family were evicted.

Laura called Shelter and we took up their case with the council. The family were placed in emergency accommodation miles from the children’s schools and all their friends and family – it was filthy, the carpets and mattresses were urine-soaked. There were no radiators so it was freezing cold.

Shelter intervened again, and the council moved them to a better property closer to their family connections and the children’s schools. The family are so relieved to be in a more suitable home.

However, the accommodation is only temporary and their original landlady has refused to return their furniture so they’re all sleeping on the floor.

Shelter is working hard on behalf of Laura and her family to ensure one day they will have a safe, secure place to call home.

Every night I’m putting my autistic child to sleep on the bare floor.

Sarah and her family

With a gift to Shelter in your will, you can be there for more people like Laura’s family in the future, whose lives are devastated by homelessness and bad housing.

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Contact details:

Kate McGrath
Legacy Adviser
T: 0344 515 2062
E: legacies@shelter.org.uk