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The housing emergency has pushed more families into poverty and homelessness.

Families are struggling to cope with eye-watering rent rises, poorly regulated rented accommodation and inadequate housing benefit. The lack of affordable social homes makes it difficult to find a way out.

145,800 children are currently homeless in temporary accommodation.

This is shocking.

But how did it come to this?

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

But the emergency doesn't stop there.

23% of renters have cut back on food and skipped meals in the last month to keep up with rent payments.

This is shameful.

Together we must keep pressure on the government, demanding policies that support people at risk of homelessness. Until housing justice becomes a reality, you can help make sure everyone can access advice when they need it most.

You could help us be there when it matters most.

Your donation won't be restricted to a single project but will be used wherever it's needed most to help those fighting for their right to a safe home.


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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