We made contact with other campaign groups who we hope to work with again in the future, particularly the Labour Homelessness Campaign and ACORN Brighton.
Things were going well inside the conference too. Thanks to a lot of hard work by the Labour Campaign for Council Housing, a resolution was passed unanimously backing the call for 100,000 council homes a year, with £10 billion of ring-fenced funding, the end of Right to Buy and “no fault” evictions and a number of other important measures that have the potential to transform UK housing.
It was great to see that his resolution, known as Composite Motion 23, included many points taken from our Charter for Housing Action.
Our task now is to make sure the motion 23 makes it into the Labour Party manifesto and then, if there’s a Labour government, is fully implemented. It seems a general election is coming soon and although we will remain non-party political, we will do what we can to make sure people know that there is finally real hope for ending the housing
We’re entering a vital period for the future of housing. Please make a note of the following meeting dates and try to attend if you can. Also, please get in touch if you have any ideas for building our campaigns in your local area.
Monday 14th October, 6.30pm, SHAC open meeting, Unite HQ, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN
Saturday 19th October, 11am, Homes for All open meeting, Unite the Union, 33 – 37 Moreland Street, London, EC1V 8BB
Saturday 26th October, 12pm, Defend Council Housing national meeting, Unite the Union, 33 – 37 Moreland Street, London, EC1V 8BB