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

Constitutional Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into Legal Aid

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2004

Shelter submitted evidence (January 2004) to the Constitutional Affairs Committee's Inquiry into legal aid. This inquiry arrives against a background of growing concern about access to publicly funded legal advice and representation. Read summary and download 

Response - Housing Corporation Proposals on Improving Best Practice in Exclusions and Evictions

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2003

Shelter commented in December 2003 on the Housing Corporation proposals for improving housing association best practice in exclusions from tenancies and evictions of tenants. Read summary and download 

Healthy Relationships

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2003

This report examines the recent changes in policy towards homelessness, health and social care. Read summary and download 

Response - Possible Future Homelessness Data Collection (p1e) and Dissemination Changes

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2003

Shelter responded in September 2003 to the ODPM's consultation on possible changes to the way in which homelessness data is collected from local authorities. Read summary and download 

Response - Every Child Matters

Applicable to: England
Published:  September 2003

Following the inquiry report into the death of Victoria ClimbiĆ©, the Department for Education and Skills published a Green Paper, 'Every Child Matters' (September 2003), on services for children. Read summary and download 

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