'A home is a fundamental human need and a basic moral right, as vital as education or healthcare'
From Shelter website: ‘But in Britain today, that right is being denied to millions of people whose lives are blighted by homelessness, bad conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction.
‘Our strategy sets out to be a turning point, an ambitious and fearless response to what has become a national emergency. Everything we do from now on will be to defend the right to a safe home.
‘The right to a safe home isn’t just the right to a roof over your head. It’s the right to somewhere safe, secure and affordable.
‘It is an indictment of years of failure that across England and Scotland, as many as six million households are either denied this right, or are threatened with losing it. These six million households are the people Shelter exists to serve.’