Housing Summit – October 22nd 2016, London

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Axe The Housing Act will be holding our first national summit on October 22nd in London.

11.00 a.m Hamilton House

Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD

 

All are welcome to attend.

The Summit will be a day of discussions, workshops, panels and plan making for future actions against the implementation of the Housing Act.

Do you have a housing story to share? Are you a campaigner looking for support with your action? Do you need more information about the Housing Act and how it will affect you? Come to the summit and let’s discuss the issues at hand and what we can all do together to stop this Act in it’s tracks.

 

Summit Schedule

11.00     Registration (tea and coffee)

11.30     Welcome: Introduction and aims of the Summit

11.40     The Housing & Planning Act – Panel. Why it’s wrong and what we can do. With key note speakers and guests.

12.20     Questions and Discussion

13.00     Break

13.30     Workshops focusing on:

– The Housing Act, The Planning system, Regeneration and Social Cleansing
– Housing Associations – how will the act hit and what can we do?
– Young people, private renters and the struggle for homes.
– Council Housing

– How to organise and beat the Act

15.00     Feedback from Workshops

15.30     Next Steps to resist the Act

16.15     Closing Summary

 

The Summit will also be hosting stalls from Unite Community, Crime and Justice Network, Unite the Resistance, Stand Up to Racism, Defend Council Housing and more.

 

Please find below a letter of invitation to the summit for you to download and send to your MP or local councillors:

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Please find here our Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/330504723966704/

Map and directions to Hamilton House available to download here: Hamilton-House-London

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Jeremy Hardy on The Housing Act

“As someone who was born into social housing, I have always seen it  as respectable accommodation for respectable people, not an investment opportunity wasted on people so feckless as to have born without family money.

At what point will someone realise that a city cannot function unless the people who make it liveable have somewhere to live? “


–  Jeremy Hardy on the need and the value of social housing

 

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Unite Housing Crisis Roadshow

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Check out Unite Community’s Housing Crisis Roadshow – now touring towns across South East England.

More info and destinations available here.