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Empower your pupils to put an end to homelessness

We help pupils to understand homelessness and its impact, and we inspire them to fight for change. We support schools to fundraise and be part of our crucial work helping millions of people across the country.

Teaching resources

Our free, curriculum-linked resources have everything you need to tackle bad housing and homelessness in your classroom, and our fundraising aids make it easy to encourage your students to take on homelessness themselves.

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Primary - Lesson Plan

Our Neighbourhood

Subjects: Geography, PSHE, English

  • Our Neighbourhood Worksheet

KS1 & 2 (5-11). Encourage pupils to think about their local area and what it means to be part of a community, as well as how it feels to move to a new community. 

Primary - Lesson Plan

Homes in the Community

Subjects: Geography, Art & Design and PHSE

  • Homes in the community lesson plan
  • Homes in the community power point

EYFS, KS1 & 2 (4-11). These resources explore what community means and open up the themes of Affordability, Space, Conditions and Neighbourhoods within your local area.

Primary - Lesson Plan

Happy Homes

Subjects: English, Art & Design and PSHE

  • 'I need a home’ Big Book PowerPoint
  • 'Home' Assembly
  • Totaliser Poster

EYFS, KS1 & 2 (4-11). Explore what a home means to your pupils.  This lesson plan includes elements of participation and optional fundraising for Shelter.

Primary - Lesson Plan

50p Challenge

Subjects: English and PHSE

  • ‘I need a home’ Big Book PowerPoint
  • ‘Home’ Assembly
  • Totaliser Poster
  • Summary Document 

EYFS, KS1 & 2 (4-11). This lesson plan is designed to accompany the 50p Challenge fundraising idea.

Primary - Worksheet

Home needs and wants

Subjects: Maths and PHSE

  • Home needs and wants worksheet

KS1 (5-7). This resource helps children identify what a home looks like, and what is a 'need' or a 'want' when it comes to housing.  Elements include: colour coding and discussion.

Primary - Worksheet

Which home?

Subjects: English, Maths, PHSE

  • 'Which home?' KS2 (7-11) Worksheet

KS2 (7-11). Get your pupils thinking about how different homes are needed for different people's needs, as well as the affordability of different homes.

All Ages - Game

The 'Living Home Standard' Game

Subjects: English, Maths, PHSE

  • The 'Living Home Standard' Game

The Living Home Standard is a benchmark of what acceptable homes should provide.  Play the game to practice subitising numbers, basic addition and raise awareness of the living home standards everyone should expect.

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