News – April 2009

Marathon runners

Thanks to our marathon runners 

27 April 2009

250 Shelter runners took on the challenge of the London Marathon yesterday, and look set to have raised an incredible £450,000 for our work with homeless and badly housed people.

Alistair Darling

One billion pounds for housing in Budget 

22 April 2009

Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling announced measures worth £1 billion for housing in today’s Budget.

Terraced house

New scheme for homeowners 

21 April 2009

Homeowner Mortgage Support (HMS), which helps homeowners to stay in their homes through financial difficulty, has been launched. Shelter has greeted the scheme as a significant step forward.

Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards

Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards 2009 

17 April 2009

Do you work in an organisation in London that helps to improve the lives of homeless people? If so, you could be eligible for an Andy Ludlow Homelessness Award in 2009.

First time buyers

First time buyers 'still locked out' 

17 April 2009

Tightening of lending means that first time buyers are still locked out of home ownership despite the fall in house prices, new research by Shelters ROOF magazine has shown.

Grand Designs print

Limited edition prints up for grabs 

06 April 2009

Top designers Al Murphy, The Boy Fitz Hammond and Timorous Beasties have produced four limited edition prints in aid of Shelter.

Cake Time

Helping Shelter's a piece of cake! 

08 April 2009

Hundreds of people enjoyed a feast with friends and colleagues in March while taking part in Shelter's tastiest fundraising event, Cake Time.

Grant Shapps

Tory councils 'should build now' 

07 April 2009

Shelter chief executive Adam Sampson has said that he is 'keen to see further detail on planned Conservative investment in housing'after a green paper released by Tory shadow Housing Minister Grant Shapps (pictured) acknowledged a shortage of homes.

Put People First march

Shelter joins Put People First  

01 April 2009

Shelter is a part of a new movement born on 28 March 2009. 'Put People First' saw 35,000 people marching through London and calling on leaders for an economy that delivers decent jobs and public services for all, an end to global poverty and inequality, and a green economy.

Mixmag logo

Win tickets to Mixmag at Matter 

03 April 2009

The folks at Mixmag - the worlds biggest clubbing and dance music magazine - are offering Shelter supporters the chance to win two free tickets to a great night out.

Rowan Williams

Archbishop calls for support 

02 April 2009

The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is calling on all Christians this Easter to hold special services in aid of Shelter’s work with homeless and badly housed families.

Newham youth forum

Young people have their say 

02 April 2009

Children and young people from Shelter’s educational support project in Newham have come together to create their own youth forum.

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