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 - Strengthening Powers to Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

Applicable to: England
Published:  February 2007

This is Shelter's response to the Home Office's consultation on Strengthening Powers to Tackle Anti-social Behaviour Read summary and download 

Barred from housing - a Good Practice briefing

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2007

This good practice briefing discusses the barriers faced by prisoners in accessing accommodation on release. Read summary and download 

The advice gap - a research report

Applicable to: England
Published:  January 2007

A study of barriers to housing advice for people from black and minority ethnic communities Read summary and download 

Against the Odds

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2006

This report presents the findings of a major investigation into what it means to be a child living in bad housing. Carried out between April and August 2006, the investigation looked at the impact of bad housing on children, comparing the lives and life chances of children on either side of Britain’s housing divide. Read summary and download 

The path to success? - Shelter's research on Housing Benefit reform: the final report

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2006

Reform to the Housing Benefit (HB) system, featuring a flat-rate Local Housing Allowance (LHA) and direct payment of benefit to tenants, was trialled over a two-year period in nine areas, also known as Pathfinders. Read summary and download 

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