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Justice Fund

Help provide vital legal services for those facing homelessness

Join Justice Fund

When the place you live is at risk, access to legal advice could be the difference between keeping your home and losing it.

Our Legal team is here for the thousands who face threats to their home, from coping with severe disrepair, to illegal eviction or repossession.

The team need vital funding so that they can continue to provide free expert advice and representation to everyone dealing with serious housing problems and struggling to navigate the courts.

How Justice Fund helps

Our Legal team is funded (in part) by Justice Fund, which raises money to allow us to keep fighting for vulnerable people and make sure they’re treated fairly by the system. That could mean taking on eviction notices, dispensing urgent advice or even taking landmark cases to the Supreme Court to tackle the root causes of homelessness.

As a member you’ll be standing up for the 108 families who become homeless in Britain every single day, and your support will directly impact their lives. With your help, we can put an end to bad housing and homelessness.

Every day, one way or another we stop someone, and in most cases a family, from being homeless. Support from donors means I can go the extra mile for my clients and not stay within the confines of legal aid, ensuring the best outcomes for the people who need our help.

Our lives, our mental and physical health, were rapidly deteriorating as the result of everything my children and I had been through. Shelter empowered us, enriched our lives, and helped us at our bleakest moments.

Why you should join Justice Fund

When someone’s home is at risk, legal services are a vital line of defence. With your support, we can make sure everyone has access to these services. There are lots of benefits to becoming a Justice Fund member:

Insight and Information

You’ll get dedicated support from a philanthropy manager, as well as the latest insights in housing law from some of the country's brightest legal minds.


You’ll be invited to exclusive events that will help to deepen your understanding of our impact, and where you’ll meet like-minded individuals equally committed to tackling social injustice.

Bringing you closer to the impact of your donation

You'll have opportunities to visit Shelter services across the country and receive regular updates and reports on the impact of your support.

How to become a member

To get involved with the Justice Fund or to find out more, please email justicefund@shelter.org.uk. You can also find more details in our Justice Fund brochure.