Shelter (charity)

Infobox Non-profit
Non-profit_name = Shelter
The shelter logo.
Non-profit_type = Moral based
founded_date = December 16, 1966
founder = Reverend Bruce Kenrick
location = City of London, London, UK
key_people = Adam Sampson
Archie Stoddart
Graeme Brown
area_served = England
Scotland
Wales
N. Ireland
focus = Shelter from homelessness
method = Direct Aid / Program Funding
revenue = GBP £49,115,000 [http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=9132]
homepage = http://www.shelter.org.uk/

Shelter is a charity registered in England and Scotland that campaigns to end homelessness and bad housing. It has offices in England and Scotland, and works in partnership with Shelter Cymru and the Housing Rights Service in Northern Ireland. It was originally launched on 1 December 1966.

Shelter helps people in housing need by providing advice and practical assistance, and fights for better investment in housing and for laws and policies to improve the lives of homeless and badly housed people.

Approximately two thirds of Shelter's expenditure goes on housing aid and 1/3 on campaigns and education.

People experiencing homelessness or other housing problems can get practical information and advice from [http://www.shelter.org.uk/advice Shelter's website] .

Unusually for a charity, Shelter has recently seen strike action by its staff in response to changes to their terms and conditions.

External links

* [http://www.shelter.org.uk/ Shelter web site]
* [http://www.sheltercymru.org.uk/ Shelter Cymru web site]
* [http://www.shopstewards.net/aprilstrike1.pdf Leaflet on the Trade Dispute and recent strike action]


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