Author Archives: leedshandsoffourhomes

LS26 Save Our Homes

The remainder of an estate of former mining properties is under threat in Oulton on the outskirts of Leeds. The tenants had an A5 flyer pushed through their doors before Christmas informing them that the current Landlord, Pemberstone Ltd, was applying to the council for planning permission to demolish all 70 remaining homes and to […]

Labour’s consultation on social housing policy – please respond!

The Labour Party is conducting a review of its policy for social housing, and has put out a call for evidence. The deadline for responses is 31st January, and responses must be sent We have published the text of the Review as a separate page here You may also like to read this detailed constructive critique […]

Sat 2nd Dec action against Universal Credit roll-out

  Saturday 2nd December has been called as a day of action against Universal Credit by anti-austerity groups around the country, including Unite Community, People’s Assembly, Disabled People Against Cuts, Mental health Resistance Network and many independent campaign groups like Hands Off Our Homes. Hands Off Our Homes will be supporting this with our own stalls […]

UK Housing – For the many not the few — Speye Joe

Corbyn in his conference speech yesterday said this: This is why alongside our Shadow Housing minister John Healey we’re launching a review of social housing policy – its building, planning, regulation and management. We will listen to tenants across the country and propose a radical programme of action to next year’s conference. But some things […] […]

Council Housing “rebirth”: the child is dead on delivery

Originally posted on Swindon Tenants Campaign Group:
This is an intial response to May’s announcement on housing, as we await more detail. On the morning of Teresa May’s speech government Minister Damian Green announced that there would be a “rebirth of council housing”. Yet when she spluttered her way through the sppech it was clear…

Update: public meeting on fire-safety, Benefit Cap news, and campaign issues

First off, here’s news of a public meeting to address some of the issues arising from the fire at Grenfell Tower. The meeting “Housing, Fire-safety and Grenfell” is hosted by Leeds Central Constituency Labour Party in conjunction with Leeds Trades Council, and speakers will include Hilary Benn MP and Dave Williams of the Fire Brigade Union. […]

Update, next meeting and activities

First off, a reminder of our next organising meeting, which is this Wednesday, 21st June, at 7pm at the UNISON offices at 160a Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9EN  We’d particularly like to welcome new members, whether you can give just a bit of time or are looking to be more committed. With the Tory party in disarray, […]