Policy library

Policy, research and good practice work forms a major part of Shelter's efforts to address and find solutions for homelessness and housing issues. In this section you can browse through the reports, factsheets, briefings and policy consultation responses that we produce.

All policy documents

Briefing - Legal Aid Reforms

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2018

On 15 November 2010, the Government published its proposals for the reform of legal aid in England and Wales. Although the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) says its approach is to protect the most vulnerable in our society, Shelter believes that these reforms will significantly restrict access to justice for those who are already disadvantaged by poverty and social exclusion. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Fitness for Human Habitation Report & Third Reading

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2018

A briefing prepared ahead of the Report Stage and Third Reading debates of the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill in the House of Commons Read summary and download 

Briefing: Building more affordable homes

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2018

A briefing on the lack of affordable housing in the UK, ahead of a debate in the House of Lords. Read summary and download 

Briefing: Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2018

A briefing prepared ahead of an Opposition Day debate on Universal Credit. Read summary and download 

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