Shelter helps more than 170,000 people a year to fight for their rights, get back on their feet, and find and keep a home. They tackle the root cause of bad housing by campaigning for new laws, policies and solutions.
Activities: Campaigning for a housing system which will ensure that every household in Britain has access to a decent and secure home that they can afford, within a mixed neighbourhood where people feel safe, can work and fulfil their potential.
Shelter's work practice:
- Every year Shelter's services help well over 100,000 people.
- More than 50 housing aid centres providing information, advice and advocacy to anyone with a housing problem.
- Shelterline, a free, national helpline, providing advice and information 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday - 8:00 am till 8:00 pm and Saturday to Sunday - 8:00 am till 5:00 pm, 365 days a year.
- Advice by e-mail via the website.
- Website called Shelternet which provides free housing information and advice.
- Homeless to home projects working with formerly homeless families helping them to settle in their new home and neighbourhood.
- The Street Homelessness project, working with local authorities and other voluntary organisations to reduce street homelessness.
- The National Homelessness Advice Service providing advice and training on housing and homelessness to all Citizen's Advice Bureaux and others.
- The Homework Project which works to ensure that the legal rights of homeless and badly housed people are protected and that the law is improved.
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