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

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 

Response - Safety and Justice

Applicable to: England
Published:  June 2003

In June 2003 the Home Office issued its 'Safety and Justice' consultation paper, setting out its new strategy for tackling domestic violence. Shelter's response covered its core concerns and recommendations to improve the strategy's effectiveness. 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 

Briefing - Anti-Social Behaviour Bill: Second Reading

Applicable to: England
Published:  April 2003

This Shelter briefing focuses on Part 2 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Bill that set out new powers for social landlords to tackle anti-social behaviour. Read summary and download 

Settling Down

Applicable to: England
Published:  March 2003

This report explores the role of tenancy sustainment services in preventing family homelessness. Read summary and download 

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