In Merseyside:

6,161 households faced eviction or repossession last year
Over 5,000 families live in unsafe privately rented homes
There’s been a 60% rise in calls to our helpline in just one year

Laura’s story

Laura’s flat was full of damp. And rats. The rats were everywhere.

Desperate to move her children somewhere safer, Laura didn’t have the money for a new bond. And then the landlord announced he was selling anyway – they’d be homeless.


Laura thought rats and mould were bad enough, but then the landlord decided to sell

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Shelter’s Merseyside service

The average cost of helping a family at our Merseyside service is £58.

Our expert advisers give free legal advice and try to stop people becoming homeless in the first place. We also resettle homeless families, and run a drop-in self-help service for people with a wide range of housing problems.

But with rents high and affordable homes in short supply, we’re having to help more people than ever before.

That’s why we need to raise £34,762 to keep our Merseyside service open and helping people near you.

We simply can’t do it without your help.



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