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About our data

The data used in Shelter's tools was collected by us through phone calls, email enquiries, web searches and Freedom of Information requests. This applies to data for:

  • Discretionary housing payment (DHP) tool
  • How to apply as homeless tool
  • Local welfare assistance tool

Last updated 01 January 2017 | © Shelter

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