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£30 could fund two webchats, giving expert digital advice for someone facing homelessness


Your donation could help end Aida’s nightmare

Aida has lived in her one-bedroom flat for 16 years. She moved in when she was a student nurse with her four-month-old daughter.

Today she’s living in the same flat with her four children.

Her sons don’t have enough room to play, and her daughter has just completed sixth form but doesn’t have any space of her own. The flat also has a mould problem and a rat infestation.

Aida has done everything in her power to get a bigger and safer flat. But due to a lack of social homes families like hers can’t be rehoused.

She describes their situation as an ‘unending kind of nightmare’.

1.5 million people in England are forced to live in overcrowded social homes

That’s one in six social housing residents.

Shelter exists to stand by the side of people like Aida, and fight to defend everyone’s right to a safe home.

We provide essential front-line support to those coping with overcrowded, unsafe housing. And we campaign to reform the broken housing system that causes this injustice in the first place.

Donations won’t be restricted to any single project but will be used by Shelter wherever they’re most needed in our fight to end bad housing and homelessness.

Please donate to help protect families like Aida’s



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 bad housing or homelessness alone. Last year over 5 million people turned to Shelter for advice.


unique callers to our helpline each week


of people who sought help with their financial situation saw an improvement


people sought help through our live-chat advice service last year

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


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