Press releases and statements

At least two a day died homeless in the pandemic last year

Shelter responds to ONS’s figures on number of homeless people who died in England and Wales in 2020

Posted on 01 Dec 2021

At least two a day died homeless in the pandemic last year

Shelter sounds alarm as more than 1,000 people a day call emergency helpline

Since the Covid restrictions began to lift in June 2021, more than 1,000 callers a day have contacted Shelter’s emergency helpline in England, new data reveals today.

Posted on 30 Nov 2021

Shelter sounds alarm as more than 1,000 people a day call emergency helpline

Only one social home built for every 192 households stuck on waiting lists

New government statistics on affordable housing supply in England released today show that between March 2020 and April 2021 just one social home was built for every 192 households stuck on housing waiting lists

Posted on 18 Nov 2021

Only one social home built for every 192 households stuck on waiting lists

Levelling Up without social housing could escalate our housing emergency, Shelter warns

Failure to include social housing in the Government’s upcoming ‘levelling up’ plan may escalate the housing emergency in three key locations a new report by the housing and homelessness charity Shelter warns today. The new report, Levelling Up with Social Housing, looks at the housing emergency through three levelling up locations which lack affordable housing: Burnley, Plymouth and Sheffield.

Posted on 18 Nov 2021

Levelling Up without social housing could escalate our housing emergency, Shelter warns

Shelter welcomes news of the National League supporting the #NoHomeKit campaign

Shelter welcomes news of the National League supporting its #NoHomeKit campaign

Posted on 15 Nov 2021

Shelter welcomes news of the National League supporting the #NoHomeKit campaign

Shelter responds to reports about new No Home Kit campaign

Shelter responds to No Home Kit campaign

Posted on 09 Nov 2021

Shelter responds to reports about new No Home Kit campaign

91 families made homeless every day in England

Today, the government released new figures on homelessness in England for the period April to June 2021.

Posted on 28 Oct 2021

91 families made homeless every day in England

Shelter responds to the 2021 Autumn Budget and Spending Review

Shelter responds to the 2021 Autumn Budget and Spending Review

Posted on 27 Oct 2021

Shelter responds to the 2021 Autumn Budget and Spending Review

Health of one in five renters harmed by their home

The health of one in five renters (22%) in England – or 1.9 million households - is being harmed by poor housing, stark new research from Shelter shows today.

Posted on 13 Oct 2021

Health of one in five renters harmed by their home

Shelter responds to Prime Minister’s commitment to ‘fix our broken housing system’ in Conference speech

Shelter responds to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to ‘fix our broken housing system’ in speech at the Conservative Party Conference

Posted on 06 Oct 2021

Shelter responds to Prime Minister’s commitment to ‘fix our broken housing system’ in Conference speech