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

Research: Repossession and Eviction Hotspots 2014

Applicable to: England
Published:  December 2014

Over 200,000 claims for possession were made in the last year, which we estimate put almost half a million people in England at risk of losing their home during that period. Shelter is here to provide advice and support to anyone who faces losing their home, or has already lost their home. Read summary and download 

Shelter Briefing on Lords’ Amendments to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill

Applicable to: 
Published:  November 2014

This briefing outlines the case for the retention of the three Lords’ amendments relating to judicial reviews and intervening. Read summary and download 

In the Mix: the need for a diverse mix of new homes

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Published:  November 2014

It's essential that we build more of every type of home. This policy report sets out the benefits of building more market, intermediate and social rented homes and establishes the mix we need. Read summary and download 

Response: Local welfare provision 2015-2016

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Published:  November 2014

Shelter response to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) consultation on funding for local welfare provision 2015-2016. Read summary and download 

Research report: Gaps in the housing safety net

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Published:  September 2014

Shelter commissioned the University of St Andrews to assess the gaps in the UK’s current housing safety net. The research estimates the number of households falling through the net or at risk of falling through, the characteristics of those at risk and the main risk factors leading people to fall through the net. Read summary and download 

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