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 believes that everybody needs a home in a place they can thrive. Our work won’t stop until there is a home for everyone. Shelter cannot house you, 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.