One in four families at risk of homelessness in England are employed

One in four households in England who are homeless or under the threat of homelessness in 2018 were in paid employment at the time, an Observer study of government figures has found.

Published 16 September 2019

Ruth Ehrlich: Scotland is proof England must abolish Section 21

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter urges England to follow Scotland’s lead in introducing pioneering longer, more secure tenancies.

Published 18 June 2019

Benefits cap does not breach human rights, Supreme Court rules

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has called on the UK Government to scrap the “fundamentally unfair” benefit cap after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the policy.

Published 16 May 2019

England: Shelter launches £600,000 PRS fund for Greater Manchester

A £600,000 pot of funding has been launched in Greater Manchester which aims to find real-life solutions to the housing problems facing thousands of vulnerable private renters in the city.

Published 13 May 2019

England: Three million homes required to solve housing crisis

Housing charity Shelter has said it will take an investment of £214 billion into the delivery of three million new homes to solve the social housing crisis in England.

Published 8 January 2019

More than 400 Shelter workers to strike next month following ‘derisory’ pay offer

Staff at housing and homeless charity Shelter, including those in Scotland, will take three days of strike action next month in a dispute over pay.

Published 29 November 2018

England: Shelter plans legal action to tackle discrimination of tenants on benefits

A new campaign has been launched after an investigation uncovered routine discrimination by letting agents against tenants on housing benefit.

Published 22 August 2018

England: Housing organisations call for 'bold plans' to tackle cause of homelessness

Housing and homelessness organisations in England have welcomed commitments in the UK government's new rough sleeping strategy, while calling for bold plans to tackle the causes of homelessness.

Published 13 August 2018

Housing organisations welcome UK government U-turn on supported housing

Scottish and UK-wide housing organisations have welcomed a major UK government U-turn on funding for temporary supported housing.

Published 10 August 2018

England: Shelter reveals sharp rise in number of working homeless families

More than half of all families in England housed in temporary accommodation after being accepted as homeless by their local council are in work, according to new figures from Shelter.

Published 23 July 2018

Blog: A wake-up call on homelessness – enough talking, it’s time for action

Aoife Deery, policy officer at Shelter Scotland, writes on the latest homelessness statistics.

Published 20 June 2018

UK government wins appeal against High Court benefit cap ruling

The UK government has won a challenge against a ruling that its benefit cap unlawfully discriminates against lone parents with children under two.

Published 16 March 2018

Lady Lucan leaves her fortune to Shelter

Lady Veronica Lucan, the wife of Lord Lucan who vanished more than 40 years ago, has left her fortune to homeless charity Shelter after reportedly cutting her children out of her will.

Published 15 January 2018

UK: Charities respond to calls to remove homeless people from streets before royal wedding

Homeless charities have said that police should not use anti-social behaviour powers against rough sleepers after a local authority leader called for legal action to be taken to remove homeless people from Windsor before the royal wedding in May.

Published 4 January 2018

One in every 200 people in the UK are homeless, according to Shelter

Shelter and Shelter Scotland have launched an urgent appeal after new analysis revealed the number of people recorded as homeless in Britain has reached a staggering 307,000 – more than half the population of Glasgow and the equivalent to one in every 200.

Published 8 November 2017