Press releases and statements

Shelter responds to 'Build, Build, Build' speech from Prime Minister

Shelter CEO Polly Neate responds to 'Build, Build, Build' speech from Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Posted on 30 Jun 2020

Shelter responds to 'Build, Build, Build' speech from Prime Minister

Over 80,000 new homes will be lost in one year to Covid chaos

Shocking new analysis predicts the pandemic will see 84,000 fewer homes delivered this year – with overall output dropping from 255,000 last year to just 171,000 homes in 20/21.

Posted on 30 Jun 2020

Over 80,000 new homes will be lost in one year to Covid chaos

People in need of benefits more than doubles to 2.8 million since March

People in need of benefits more than doubles to 2.8 million since March, according to new workforce data released by the Office for National Statistics today.

Posted on 16 Jun 2020

People in need of benefits more than doubles to 2.8 million since March

Shelter responds to the extension of the eviction ban

Shelter's responds to Robert Jenrick's announcement that evictions will continue to be suspended until August.

Posted on 05 Jun 2020

Shelter responds to the extension of the eviction ban

Shelter launches ‘Work for Home’ week after emergency helpline receives almost 37,000 calls since lockdown

Shelter launches ‘Work for Home’ week after emergency helpline receives almost 37,000 calls since lockdown

Posted on 02 Jun 2020

Shelter launches ‘Work for Home’ week after emergency helpline receives almost 37,000 calls since lockdown

Shelter response to government plans to 'end rough sleeping for good'

Shelter CEO Polly Neate responds to government plans to address homelessness and end rough sleeping.

Posted on 27 May 2020

Shelter response to government plans to 'end rough sleeping for good'

Councils unlikely to cope with rise in homelessness if the government lifts the eviction ban without protecting renters

Councils unlikely to cope with rise in homelessness if the government lifts the eviction ban without protecting renters.

Posted on 21 May 2020

Councils unlikely to cope with rise in homelessness if the government lifts the eviction ban without protecting renters

Early tremors in unemployment data warn of COVID-19 crash

The Office for National Statistics has released new figures on employment levels today, following new figures from the Department for Work and Pensions on the numbers applying for Universal Credit in England.

Posted on 19 May 2020

Early tremors in unemployment data warn of COVID-19 crash

Shelter responds to MEN story about government “scrapping” it’s 'Everyone In' initiative to house rough sleepers in emergency accommodation during COVID-19

Shelter responds to MEN story about government “scrapping” it’s 'Everyone In' initiative to house rough sleepers in emergency accommodation during Covid-19 - Shelter England

Posted on 15 May 2020

Shelter responds to MEN story about government “scrapping” it’s 'Everyone In' initiative to house rough sleepers in emergency accommodation during COVID-19

280,000 people in England are homeless, with thousands more at risk

New figures from Shelter reveal 280,000 people are recorded as homeless in England, an increase of 23,000 since 2016 when the charity first published its landmark annual report.

Posted on 14 May 2020

280,000 people in England are homeless, with thousands more at risk