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

The Act in Action - An Assessment of Homelessness Reviews and Strategies

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2004

A key element of the Homelessness Act 2002 is the requirement for Local Authorities to publish strategies to tackle and prevent homelessness in their locality. Read summary and download 

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 

Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into Child Poverty

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2004

Shelter submitted evidence (January 2004) on Housing Benefit to the Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into Child Poverty. Shelter believes it is important that reforms to housing benefit support the Government's child poverty objectives. 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 

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