Press releases and statements

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

Bill for homeless accommodation soars to £1.2 billion

MHCLG has released new figures revealing how much money local councils in England spent on temporary accommodation for homeless households in 2019/20.

Posted on 22 Oct 2020

Bill for homeless accommodation soars to £1.2 billion

Robert Rinder joins Shelter as charity’s first Legal Services Ambassador

Robert Rinder, the criminal barrister, columnist, presenter and star of ITV’s 'Judge Rinder', is joining Shelter as the charity’s first Legal Services Ambassador.

Posted on 08 Oct 2020

Robert Rinder joins Shelter as charity’s first Legal Services Ambassador

Only half of private renters feel safe in their home during the pandemic

Only half of private renters feel safe in their home during the pandemic

Posted on 06 Oct 2020

Only half of private renters feel safe in their home during the pandemic

Shelter response to PM’s plan for ‘Generation Buy’

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: “Average house prices are now eight times the average salary in England, meaning most people cannot afford to take on a 95% loan."

Posted on 03 Oct 2020

Shelter response to PM’s plan for ‘Generation Buy’

Black people are more than three times as likely to experience homelessness

The government has today released annual figures on the prevention and relief of homelessness in England. They show that between April 2019 and March 2020

Posted on 01 Oct 2020

Black people are more than three times as likely to experience homelessness