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

Response - Improving Standards of Temporary Accommodation

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2003

Responding in August 2003 to the ODPM's consultation paper on 'Improving standards of accommodation for homeless households placed in temporary accommodation'. Read summary and download 

Response - DWP: Housing Benefit Withdrawal for Anti-Social Behaviour

Applicable to: England
Published:  August 2003

The Government issued proposals on cutting housing benefit for anti social tenants, proposing that sanctions could be triggered with or without court action. Shelter's response in August 2003 opposed this inappropriate response to anti-social behaviour. Read summary and download 

Barker Review Submission

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2003

This page provides a summary of Shelter's submission in July 2003 to the Barker Review of issues affecting housing supply in the UK. Read summary and download 

More Than a Number - Analysis of ODPM Homelessness Statistics

Applicable to: England
Published:  July 2003

This report analyses the statistical information gathered and published by the ODPM. Read summary and download 

Standard Local Housing Allowances: Representation to the Social Security Advisory Committee

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2003

Shelter made a representation in June 2003 to the Social Security Advisory Committee about the Government's objectives to create a fairer, simpler housing benefit system and promote choice for tenants. Read summary and download 

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