Press releases and statements

Rough sleeping falls but Shelter warns too many are being denied help

Shelter responds to the government's new snapshot figures on the number of people found to be sleeping rough in England on a given night in autumn 2020.

Posted on 25 Feb 2021

Rough sleeping falls but Shelter warns too many are being denied help

Chancellor must act to tackle rent debt crisis

At least half a million private renters are in arrears due to the economic impact of Covid-19. The UK Government’s own research shows that ‘private renters report being hardest hit by the pandemic.

Posted on 18 Feb 2021

Chancellor must act to tackle rent debt crisis

Shelter responds to the extension of the bailiff ban

The government has announced the current ban on evictions by bailiffs will be extended until 31 March 2021. This comes as the latest research from Shelter shows almost 445,000 private renting adults in England have fallen behind on their rent or been served with some kind of eviction notice in the last month.

Posted on 14 Feb 2021

Shelter responds to the extension of the bailiff ban

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