Misleading the public as to what they are using their money for?

Misleading the public as to what they are using their money for?

9:12 AM, 6th April 2020, About 2 years ago 23

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I am struggling to understand why Shelter has the nerve to start a new (very expensive – as seen on TV) marketing campaign to raise funds for people who may have been made homeless because of Covid-19?

Shelter already receive £15 million in funding from various public bodies, so why are they begging for more money when they don’t even use the money they receive to actually house the homeless?

How Shelter can behave in this way by pandering to the public purse in these extremely difficult times without any transparency as to their existing £15 million income and why this is not enough in order to justify their new Covid-19 campaign?

There has been a clear message to landlords, supported by legislation, by the Government to stave off any tenant repossessions for the next 3 months. Therefore, surely the money they are raising is not for legal costs in contesting landlord repossessions in court, when landlords are prohibited from doing so?

Their advertising gives me the (false) impression they are helping the Covid-19 homeless by rehousing them, even though this is not actually said. Their actions are creating an inference. Are they misleading the public as to what they are using their money for?

Can anyone enlighten me?

Lesley



Comments

by Steve B

18:38 PM, 11th April 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by David Harris at 11/04/2020 - 16:24
Try this ...
https://england.shelter.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/1846128/Annual_Report_2018-19.pdf

financial statement begins at page 80

I find it unbelievable that a charity partially funded by HMG lobbies against that same body ... talk about a self-licking ice cream!

by Chris @ Possession Friend

20:16 PM, 11th April 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Phil Robinson at 11/04/2020 - 13:14
The Govt have actually had a hand in turning them from a charity [sic] if they ever were one, into a semi-quango.
Look at Govt funding to Shelter £20 Million year ( and also gov funding to Citizens Advice ) to actually perform a Duplicate Legal Aid system, especially for tenants.
Tax-payers, of which a bigger proportion are landlords since Sec 24, are Funding, " TWO " legal Aid systems for tenants. Firstly via Shelter in advice on how to evade legitimate possession proceedings, and then the availability of a Solicitor at court ! - Its no wonder landlords stand such a poor chance against what are serial Free-loaders.
( I think you can see I speak my mind, as a Landlord without a hint of political-correctness, or 'wuss' talk as Terry calls it )

by Paul Tarry

14:53 PM, 17th April 2020, About 2 years ago

I challenged Shelter on their Facebook feed, they ignored most of my comments such as
How many people do you actually house
How many units of accommodation do you provide

They only replied about the cost of the adverts, they said the adverts were free to them as a charity and as part of the TV companies charitable agreement so the only cost was making them


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