Shelter

HQ Location: 
London

Location of benefit: 
UK only (nationwide)

Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. We do this by giving advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need, and by campaigning for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good.
Shelter cannot house people, but we can give confidential help to people with all kinds of housing problems.
Shelter tackles the root causes of bad housing by lobbying government and local authorities for new laws and policies, and more investment, to improve the lives of homeless and badly housed people.
Our influential campaigns bring aspects of bad housing to the attention of the media and the public, who help us fight for solutions.
As a leading expert on housing in Britain, we develop practical solutions to address the housing crisis. We also work in conjunction with the housing sector to promote good practice, publish reports, and deliver professional training.
Shelter values difference and inclusiveness, and we are committed to continuing to do so. To us, this means we continue to provide equality of opportunity for all, in order to stimulate meaningful participation and contribution and help Shelter meet its key aims and objectives.
Shelter believes that everybody needs a home in a place they can thrive. Our work won’t stop until there is a home for everyone.