The housing crisis: a Supreme Court ruling which stares into the eye of the storm

A landmark Supreme Court case has seen a family reunited and the court quash a council’s decision to try and place a homeless family out of their local area. It’s great news for them; and potentially important for local policy and practice too – which is why Shelter intervened in the case.

Today’s judgment reiterates that as far as reasonably practicable homeless families should be accommodated in their local area, and failing that they should be accommodated close by.  The … Read more

The 3 BIG things we want to hear in tonight's BIG debate

The TV debate tonight could go one of two ways:

Either we’ll spend the evening hearing about “empty-chairs” who “agree with Nick” that “met a man on Hampstead Heath” “eating a pasty (tax)”? Or politicians will skip the sound-bites and tell us what their plans are to end the housing crisis.

We’re hoping for the latter.

To check in on them, we’re going to be playing buzzword bingo. Join in and tweet @shelter if you’re lucky enough to win!… Read more

Does business have a responsibility to support its employees with housing?

This blog was originally published as part of the The Great Business Debate. Visit the website to see the original post and join the debate.

The days of employers building houses for their workforce are long gone. Purpose built developments, such as George Cadbury’s Bourneville, are consigned to the past. But today, employees need support from their employers with housing more than ever.

We are in the midst of a housing crisis. The repeated failure of governments to build … Read more