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


Right now, thousands of people are urgently trying to just get by without a safe place to call home. They’re trapped in damp, unfit accommodation, fighting to keep a roof over their family’s heads. Or in dirty hostels, sleeping in cars, tents or on sofas.

Our country’s housing emergency is spiralling. Every four minutes, even as you read this, another household becomes homeless.

Sadly, things are only set to get worse. More people than ever now live in daily fear of losing their home.

This is a housing emergency. We must act now.

For someone at risk of homelessness, our support and advice can be the difference between finding emergency accommodation or spending a night in their car.

Our campaigning work can mean the difference between being powerless or seeing legislative changes to fight unfair evictions, rogue landlords and dangerous housing.  

Donate now and you will help us fight to fix the broken housing system and defend the right to a safe, secure and affordable home for everyone.

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.

Please donate now. You could help provide urgent advice 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 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

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

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