Your story can help us campaign for change

Experiences like yours raise awareness and give voice to important issues. They could be the evidence we need for our campaigns. Whether you’re homeless, having problems with your landlord, or facing eviction, your story can have a real impact.

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By sharing your experience, you can help:

  • Raise awareness of the need for safe, secure and affordable homes. Your story could be the evidence we need to campaign for real change
  • Reach more people struggling with bad housing or homelessness. Hearing from you could reassure people in similar situations that they’re not alone, and we’re here to help
  • Inspire people to donate, volunteer or take part in a Shelter event. Together, we can make sure families facing homelessness have someone to turn to

Who can share stories?

  • You have a success story where we helped you solve an important issue you were dealing with
  • You are facing an urgent problem and don’t know what to do. You’re hoping to raise awareness and get our help
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Some of the stories we are hoping to share

  • People who rent privately, struggling with affordability
  • People who rent privately, experiencing disrepair
  • People who rent privately, facing eviction
  • People who are homeless, particularly in temporary accommodation or bed & breakfasts
  • People who have been helped by us in any way, whether it’s face-to-face, or via the helpline/webchat

If you are still feeling unsure whether your story could be helpful, we invite you to submit it. Every story can contribute.

How will we share your story?

That’s up to you. We know that not everyone feels comfortable being in a video or appearing in the media. So don’t worry – together, we can find the best way for you to share your experiences.

I want to share my story. What happens now?

  • Submit your story
    You submit your interest in sharing your experiences by filling in the form below.
  • We review it
    We review your details to ensure that your story focuses on issues within our competence.
  • Let’s have a chat
    Someone from the team will call you if we’d like to get you involved. Don’t worry, nothing is set in stone at this stage. This will be an informal chat and it’s designed to find the best way to share your experience. This could also mean staying anonymous, if that’s what you want.
  • Your story is published
    After having decided what type of format we want to use for your story, we are ready to bring it to life. We’ll work together to do that.
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