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

Briefing: Social Housing Provision

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2019

Briefing ahead of the Lords Debate on "Long-term commitment to increased provision of social housing to help to reduce housing costs, homelessness and housing benefit expenditure". Read summary and download 

Consultation Response: Planning Reform

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2019

Shelter's response the to government's consultation on planning reform Read summary and download 

Response: The Case for a Housing Court

Applicable to: 
Published:  January 2019

Shelter’s response to the government’s call for evidence on the case for a housing court. Read summary and download 

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 

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