Press releases and statements

Women are some of the biggest losers in England’s broken housing system

Sixty per cent of all homeless adults living temporary accommodation in England today are women, despite only making up 51% of the general population, new analysis by Shelter shows.

Posted on 28 Dec 2021

Women are some of the biggest losers in England’s broken housing system

Even with postponements 200 clubs support Shelter’s #NoHomeKit and Tottenham warm up in their away kits on Boxing Day

Players, fans and the football world - from Sky Sports pundits Jeff Stelling and Chris Kamara to brands like PUMA and Mitre - all come together to fight homelessness 

Posted on 27 Dec 2021

Even with postponements 200 clubs support Shelter’s #NoHomeKit and Tottenham warm up in their away kits on Boxing Day

Shelter welcomes the government’s lifesaving letter to get everyone off the streets this winter and into safe emergency accommodation

On Monday (20 Dec 21), the Minister for Rough Sleeping, Eddie Hughes, announced an additional £28m for councils to help accommodate and vaccinate more people sleeping rough.

Posted on 23 Dec 2021

Shelter welcomes the government’s lifesaving letter to get everyone off the streets this winter and into safe emergency accommodation

200,000 children under threat of eviction this winter

Shelter estimates that 200,000 children living in privately rented homes are at risk of being evicted this winter – equivalent to one in every 50 children in England.

Posted on 23 Dec 2021

200,000 children under threat of eviction this winter

Shelter responds to DHLUC £316 million funding announcement for homelessness prevention

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: “Right now, 70% of the calls to our emergency helpline are from people who are homeless or about to be. Given how bad the situation is, it’s crucial the government continues to support local homelessness services with this vital funding."

Posted on 21 Dec 2021

Shelter responds to DHLUC £316 million funding announcement for homelessness prevention

100 clubs to ditch their home shirts this Boxing Day for Shelter’s #NoHomeKit  

Players, fans and the football world - from Sky Sports pundits Jeff Stelling and Chris Kamara to brands like PUMA and Mitre - all come together to fight homelessness 

Posted on 17 Dec 2021

100 clubs to ditch their home shirts this Boxing Day for Shelter’s #NoHomeKit  

274,000 people in England are homeless, with thousands more likely to lose their homes

Shelter warns tough winter and living cost crisis could see homelessness surge

Posted on 09 Dec 2021

274,000 people in England are homeless, with thousands more likely to lose their homes

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