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This winter, thousands of people face the fear and uncertainty of having nowhere safe to call home.

Forced to sleep in freezing cars or damp tents. Struggling with the insecurity of sofa surfing. Stuck in unacceptable temporary accommodation with their children. These are not homes.

At least 309,000 people are homeless in England today. A shocking statistic that has risen by 14% in just a year as the housing emergency escalates.

This is shameful.

But how did it come to this?

  • a lack of genuinely affordable social homes

  • sky-high rents

  • under-regulated rented accommodation

  • inadequate housing benefits

  • rising evictions

Decades of government failures and under-investment have caused these problems. Now they're driving record levels of homelessness.

We must work together to keep pressure on the government, demanding policies that support people at risk of homelessness. In the meantime, you can help make sure everyone can access advice when they need it most.

You could help us be there when it matters most.


We exist to defend the right to a safe home, because home is everything. The fight to end the housing emergency starts here.

How we help

No one needs to face homelessness or unsafe housing alone. Last year over five million people turned to Shelter for advice.

  • 15,555 households received support from our emergency helpline

  • 15,846 households came to our local hubs in England for support

  • 12,900 households who sought help saw a positive change in their housing situation

How you fuel the fight for home

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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