Shelter is 50, but we’re not celebrating

Today is Shelter’s 50th anniversary, and though we’ve achieved a lot over the past five decades, we’re not celebrating. We’re out campaigning against child homelessness, with street stalls in five different cities and campaign events in all 54 of our shops in England. The country is once again in the grip of a housing crisis and, we’re on the front line fighting it.

Every day since our Founding Day, on 1st December 1966, we’ve campaigned to make sure everyone … Read more

The Green Book: 50 years on

Shelter was launched to highlight a homelessness crisis. Now we are in the middle of another one.

Research launched today reveals that over a quarter of a million people in England are homeless. Most of these people are living in temporary accommodation provided by councils. Some are living in homeless hostels and some are sleeping rough. This is a conservative measurement. Many more people are homeless, but hidden.

These people cut your hair, sell you clothes and go to school … Read more

Shelter at 50 - help us finish what we started

You will have to excuse me if I am a little emotional this week. But, I have two good reasons for feeling this way.

The first is that this is a very special week for us at Shelter. Fifty years ago we were founded in St Martin’s Church where last night we held a very special carol concert for our supporters.  This event marks the end of a year in which we have reflected on our history, set out our … Read more