Tag - Shelter


Founded in 1966, Shelter is a campaigning organisation that works to help the millions of ‘hidden homeless’. The founders were Bruce Kenrick (founder chairman) and Des Wilson (founder-director), Edwin Barker, David Reid, Rev. Eammon Casey and Lewis Waddilove. Successful campiangs have included England’s introduction of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and the ground-breaking commitment in Scotland that, from 2012, everyone will have the right to a home.

Chief Executive


Polly Neate is the chief executive of Shelter after four years as CEO of Women’s Aid. Polly dramatically raised the profile of domestic violence against women through prominent commentary and tireless campaigning. Prior to this, Polly was executive director of external relations and communications at Action for Children, one of the UK’s largest charities. And before that, she was editor of Community Care, the major weekly magazine for the UK’s childcare and social workers.