Press releases and statements

Shelter responds to government announcement of £3.5bn funding to help end the 'cladding scandal'

Shelter has responded to the government announcement of a further £3.5 billion to help end the 'cladding scandal'. Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick MP said leaseholders in high-rise blocks (above 18 metres) will face no costs for cladding remediation work. Those in low and medium-rise blocks will never have to pay more than £50 a month for cladding removal work. To help fund the scheme, the government will impose a new tax on residential property in the UK.

Posted on 10 Feb 2021

Shelter responds to government announcement of £3.5bn funding to help end the 'cladding scandal'

Thousands are struggling to survive the pandemic while homeless

The government has released new figures on homelessness in England which show that almost 70,000 households faced homelessness between July and September 2020.

Posted on 28 Jan 2021

Thousands are struggling to survive the pandemic while homeless

Shelter responds to Government's extra Covid protections for rough sleepers and renters in January 2021

Shelter responds to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's announcement about the extension of the bailiff ban and £10m for rough sleeping healthcare and accommodation in January 2021.

Posted on 08 Jan 2021

Shelter responds to Government's extra Covid protections for rough sleepers and renters in January 2021

Shelter response to the latest national lockdown and end of the ban on evictions by bailiffs on 11 January

Shelter responds to the latest national lockdown and the ban on evictions by bailiffs, which is due to lift on 11 January, 2021.

Posted on 06 Jan 2021

Shelter response to the latest national lockdown and end of the ban on evictions by bailiffs on 11 January

Homeless in a pandemic: 253,000 people are trapped in temporary accommodation

Shelter’s new report reveals 253,000 people in England are homeless and living in temporary accommodation during the pandemic – the highest figure for 14 years.

Posted on 17 Dec 2020

Homeless in a pandemic: 253,000 people are trapped in temporary accommodation

Shelter issues winter warning as someone calls its emergency helpline every minute

Shelter’s emergency helpline has been flooded with calls from almost 25,000 people in England in the last two months, with a new person calling every minute.

Posted on 01 Dec 2020

Shelter issues winter warning as someone calls its emergency helpline every minute

Shelter responds to the Chancellor’s Spending Review

Shelter responds to the Chancellor’s Spending Review

Posted on 25 Nov 2020

Shelter responds to the Chancellor’s Spending Review

Homeless at school: 56% of teachers have worked with homeless children

In the last three years, over half of state school teachers in Britain (56%) have worked at a school with children who were homeless or became homeless, a major study by Shelter and YouGov reveals.

Posted on 18 Nov 2020

Homeless at school: 56% of teachers have worked with homeless children

Shelter welcomes two new trustees to the Board

The new trustees will support Shelter as it continues to deliver vital services and advice through the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, as well as delivering ambitious campaigns for change.

Posted on 03 Nov 2020

Shelter welcomes two new trustees to the Board

Almost 100,000 homeless households were stuck in temporary accommodation during the first national lockdown

Government figures show that, at the end of June 2020, almost 100,000 homeless households were living in temporary accommodation in England – an unprecedented rise of 7% in just three months.

Posted on 29 Oct 2020

Almost 100,000 homeless households were stuck in temporary accommodation during the first national lockdown