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 […] […]

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…

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. […]

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, […]

The Labour Party manifesto will abandon the bedroom tax and will restore housing benefit for those under 22 (page 54) and will abandon the LHA Maxima Cap policy (page 64) which seriously threatens the closure of existing supported housing and all new homeless hostels, refuges, disabled housing projects and sheltered housing. If you are a […]

As you will be aware, a general election has been called for June 8th. In the course of our campaigning we have seen that a number of people are unsure about which party to vote for, or may not even be registered to vote. Some people are telling us they don’t see any point, that it […]

Source: The ONLY way to solve the “housing crisis” is in Labour’s manifesto

Source: Housing and the poverty of challenge in the general election

Source: ‘Inappropriate’ death of supported housing

Our housing and benefits campaign summit – entitled “Where Will We All LIve?”- is this Saturday, 25th March. It’s at Oxford Chambers, Oxford Place Leeds LS1 3AU, from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Free, tea/coffee provided; the venue is wheelchair accessible. Please share the Facebook event and join up if possible – The link to the flyer […]