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

Research: Quantifying the need for a new supply of social housing

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2019

An analysis of the English Housing Survey, and official Household and Population data, to determine the number of homes required in England to address the needs of those failed by the housing system now and in the future. Read summary and download 

Report: Social Housing in England

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Published:  December 2018

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Report Increasing Investment in Social Housing

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Published:  December 2018

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Research: On the streets - An investigation into rough sleeping

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2018

In 2018 no one should be living on the street. But official statistics show that there are almost 5,000 people living on the street on a given night in England. This investigation explores how people end up on the street, their experiences of street homelessness and the impact this has had on their lives. Read summary and download 

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