Wear your slippers to work to help homeless children this Christmas

Shelter is calling on the British public to take part a slippers campaign in an effort to help the 100,000 children in Britain who will wake up homeless this Christmas.

Published 25 November 2015

17 per cent rise in calls to Shelter Scotland homeless helpline

The number of calls handled by Shelter Scotland’s free national helpline rose again this year as the housing charity revealed that every 18 minutes a household in Scotland is assessed as homeless - 81 a day.

Published 19 November 2015

Conference to focus on £4.3 billion waste of Scotland’s empty homes

The potential value of Scotland’s empty homes is a staggering £4.3 billion, according to the organisation tasked with bringing them back into use.

Published 17 November 2015

Comedy stars to stand up for Shelter

Stars from the world of stand-up – including Irish funny man Tommy Tiernan and critically-feted character comedy duo Max and Ivan - are coming to the Edinburgh Fringe in aid of housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

Published 23 July 2015

Blog: The UK government can cut less than £12bn from benefits – and still meet its welfare target

By Adam van Lohuizen, senior economic analyst at Shelter

Published 29 May 2015

Queen’s Speech – Mixed reaction to English Housing Bill

The UK government unveiled more details of its Housing Bill during the Queen’s Speech yesterday but the plans have been greeted with a mixed reaction.

Published 28 May 2015

England: Supreme Court judgement to see councils revise homeless provision

The Supreme Court has handed down a judgement that will change the way English local authorities determine who is vulnerable enough for help with their housing.

Published 14 May 2015

Half of parents think children will never own a home without inheritance

A new survey has revealed that 49 per cent of parents in Britain whose children haven't bought a home, fear that they will never do so without inheritance.

Published 21 April 2015

UK: Bill passed to prevent ‘revenge evictions’

A law banning so-called ‘revenge evictions’ in England was passed yesterday by the House of Lords.

Published 17 March 2015