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

Young People and Homelessness Factsheet

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2005

This factsheet looks at the causes of youth homelessness, some of the groups of young people who are most at risk, the scale of the problem, government initiatives for tackling and preventing homelessness, and Shelter's work with young people. Read summary and download 

Local Know-How: A Good Practice Guide

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2005

A guide to help advisers create a directory of housing and support services for young people in their area. Read summary and download 

Building for the Future - 2005 Update

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2005

This report updates the estimate of housing need set out in 'Building for the Future - 2004 update'. Read summary and download 

On the Right Path? The Interim Findings of Shelter's Research into the Housing Benefit Pathfinders

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2005

This report examines the impact of the Government's new system for paying Housing Benefit, the Local Housing Allowance (LHA). Read summary and download 

Full house? How Overcrowded Housing Affects Families

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2005

This report reveals the often shocking realities of living in overcrowded housing. Read summary and download 

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