Shelter has warned that 'many vulnerable people' are 'giving up asking for help' because they face an insurmountable battle trying to access housing and care. It has urged the government to use its forthcoming housing policy green paper to firm up local authority duties to provide comprehensive housing and care packages for people with mental health problems and disabilities.

From Pillar to Post: failing to meet the support and housing needs of vulnerable people. Shelter, 88 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HU.£7.50.