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£180 could pay for legal advice to help a family in crisis keep their home

Earlier this year, Shelter got an urgent call from Lily – mum to Koby and Isiah. She’d become homeless when they were served a section 21 ‘no fault’ eviction, because their landlord wanted to sell up.

Extortionate rents meant Lily and her boys had no choice but to live in temporary accommodation. They spent weeks living in noisy hotels, with nowhere to cook or wash clothes.

Koby would often have nightmares that he and his mum were sleeping on the street. He became very worried and frightened.

Alongside Lily, we put pressure on the council to get the family into a home. After 10 months of uncertainty, the family was thrilled and relieved to move into a permanent home of their own.

No child should have to feel unsafe.

And no child should be wishing for a proper home this winter.

But right now, nearly 139,000 children are homeless and trapped in temporary accommodation.

It’s not a home. And it’s not right.

We must act now.

Please donate and help us support families with nowhere else to turn.

Home is everything

We exist to defend the right to a safe home and to fight the devastating impact the housing emergency is having on people and our society.

Meet Kerry – and hear how your support is changing lives

We are so grateful for your support. Watch our video to hear from Kerry at Shelter about how you're making a difference:

Your support makes a difference

Last year we gave information, support and advice to millions of people facing homelessness and experiencing unfit and unsafe housing.

  • 15,555 households received support from our emergency helpline

  • 15,846 households were given support by our local hubs in England

  • 48% of households we supported saw a positive change in their housing situation

How we spend your donation

We couldn't do this without you. For every £1 you donate:

  • 79p is spent directly on helping people through advice, support and campaigning

  • 21p is spent on fundraising

Pie chart showing that 79% of donations is spent directly on helping people and 21% is spent on fundraising.

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