Policy, research and good practice work forms a major part of Shelter's efforts to address and find solutions for homelessness and housing issues.
Universal Credit Alert Briefing
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) released their new Universal Credit statistics. We have analysed these numbers to show the impact of Covid-19 on private renters claiming Local Housing Allowance (LHA). There has been a huge rise in the proportion of private renters receiving LHA since February 2020 and this continues to grow.
Published: April 2021Universal Credit Alert Briefing
Benefit Cap Alert Briefing
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) released their new benefit cap statistics. We have analysed these numbers to show how the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a huge rise in benefit capped households and how this is impacting them.
Published: April 2021Benefit Cap Alert Briefing
Fair Housing in London: Tackling London's housing emergency
Tackling London's deepening housing emergency will take action from national government, from local councils, and from London’s next Mayor. Shelter London is calling on political leaders at all levels to take urgent action to address the inequality which is rife in London’s housing system.
Published: April 2021Fair Housing in London: Tackling London's housing emergency
Findings from the Hackney Temporary Accommodation Listening Campaign: Residents Call for Change
Temporary accommodation residents from across the London Borough of Hackney have come together to talk about their experiences, and what changes they want to see.
Published: April 2021Findings from the Hackney Temporary Accommodation Listening Campaign: Residents Call for Change
Bristol Fair Renting Campaign Launch: Demand Fair Renting for Bristol
Renters across Bristol are coming together to expose, to the wider community and to those in power, the reality of private renting. With Shelter Bristol’s support, they have created the Bristol Fair Renting Campaign and launched a manifesto demanding urgent change
Published: April 2021Bristol Fair Renting Campaign Launch: Demand Fair Renting for Bristol
Briefing: Budget Debate 2021
The 2021 Budget made it clear that the Chancellor recognises that the economic impact of COVID-19 is far from over. However, if we are to truly build back better from the pandemic, housing must be at the heart of our recovery.
Published: February 2021Briefing: Budget Debate 2021
Submission: Public Accounts Committee inquiry into COVID-19: Housing rough sleepers
To protect all street homeless people from both the virus and freezing weather during and beyond this national lockdown, we are calling on the government to direct councils to accommodate everyone at risk of the street. We want the government to provide not only adequate funding but robust guidance, clarifying the basis on which everyone at risk of the street should be accommodated.
Published: February 2021Submission: Public Accounts Committee inquiry into COVID-19: Housing rough sleepers
Submission: Budget 2021
The number one goal for this budget must be to strengthen the UK’s economic recovery from COVID-19 by prioritising jobs and skills. By investing in social housing, the government can do this as well as solving the housing crisis. However, while the three crises continue and millions remain vulnerable in unaffordable, insecure homes, the storm must still be weathered. The welfare system must protect people to avoid a surge in homelessness due to rental debt.
Published: February 2021Submission: Budget 2021
Briefing: Support for homelessness during the winter months
The government has introduced welcome interventions to protect people sleeping rough and those at the sharpest end of the housing emergency against the impact of COVID-19. However, despite the measures in place, people have fallen through the gaps in support.
Published: December 2020Briefing: Support for homelessness during the winter months
Report: Homeless and Forgotten: Surviving lockdown in temporary accommodation
Being urged to stay home but having no home to go to. This was the reality for homeless people during 2020’s lockdowns. This research reveals the total number of people who spent lockdown in temporary accommodation, and shares the experiences of over 20 households who told us what it was like to be homeless in a pandemic.
Published: December 2020Report: Homeless and Forgotten: Surviving lockdown in temporary accommodation