News – October 2009

Goods donated

Goods donated to homeless families 

21 September 2009

Shelter's Homeless to Home projects in Nottingham, Bristol, Sheffield and Birmingham help homeless families making the transition into permanent housing. Since 2000, they have been benefiting from goods donated by housewares manufacturers.

Cambell Robb

New Shelter CEO appointed 

15 October 2009

Campbell Robb has been appointed Shelter’s new Chief Executive. He will take up the post on 1 January 2010.

Piano Magic

Don't miss Audioscope! 

13 October 2009

Alternative music fundraiser Audioscope is back for another year. Taking place on Saturday 17 October at the Jericho Tavern, Oxford, the festival showcases the best of the leftfield music scene.

Modern block of flats

Banks still lending irresponsibly  

19 October 2009

High street banks are still offering first-time buyers with substantial deposits unaffordable mortgages that would leave them living close to the breadline, new research by Shelter's ROOF magazine has revealed.

a house

Unlawful companies still advertising 

20 October 2009

Unlawful sale and rent back companies are still operating and advertising their services despite the introduction of strict regulation, a new investigation by Shelter has revealed.

Family in housing need

Tenants losing out with LHA 

21 October 2009

Shelter has launched a new report that shows Local Housing Allowance (LHA) has caused more than a quarter of claimants to fall behind on their rent payments.

Housebuilding figures down 

28 October 2009

Revised figures published today for the past 12 months to June 2009 show that housebuilding is in even greater decline than shown in previous government figures released in August.

Grab a designer bargain! 

09 October 2009

The Shelter shop in Chatham, Kent, has launched a new range of vintage clothes and is calling on local ‘recessionistas’ to come down and grab a designer bargain.

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