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.

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 the issues of bad housing and homelessness in your classroom. Our fundraising aids also make it easy to encourage your students to make a difference to homelessness themselves.

Got questions about our resources, or want to talk to someone?

Get in touch with us via schools@shelter.org.uk.

Teaching resources

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Our neighbourhood

Primary lesson plan

Subjects: Geography, PSHE, English

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.

Our Neighbourhood worksheet

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Homes in the Community

Primary lesson plan

Subjects: Geography, Art & Design, and PSHE

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.

Homes in the Community lesson plan

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Homes in the Community PowerPoint

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Happy homes

Primary lesson plan

Subjects: English, Art & Design and PSHE

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.

'I need a home’ Big Book PowerPoint

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'Home' Assembly

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Totaliser poster

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50p Challenge

Primary lesson plan

Subjects: English and PHSE

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

'I need a home’ Big Book PowerPoint

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'Home' Assembly

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Totaliser poster

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Summary Document

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Home needs and wants

Primary worksheet

Subjects: Maths and PHSE

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.

Home needs and wants worksheet

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Which home?

Primary worksheet

Subjects: English, Maths, PHSE

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.

Which home worksheet

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The 'Living Home Standard' Game

A game for all ages

Subjects: English, Maths, PHSE

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

The 'Living Home Standard' game

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