SIGN UP FOR THE HOUSING SUMMIT on Saturday 12th March 11:30 – 16:30 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Leeds – register here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/regional-housing-summit-tickets-5324212864 – share, and get your neighbours, colleagues, trade union branches and councillors to do the same.
There’s never been a more critical time for the future of secure affordable housing. At the Regional Housing Summit, we have tenants, housing workers, service-providers, campaigners and trade unionists coming from Leeds, Kirklees and Calderdale, Sheffield and hopefully other parts of the Yorkshire region. We are encouraged to see that people running services, and many housing providers, are taking this very seriously, as they know the future of their services is under threat if government policies on rents and benefits are implemented. There is still a long way to go, though – for example, we need stronger trade union involvement; not just because jobs are going to go in the social housing sector and in organisations providing all kinds of residentially-based support, but because their members too need homes they can afford; they need to know that supported accommodation and services will be there for themselves and their families when they need them.
You can read more about the issues we’ll be discussing in our previous blogposts here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/regional-housing-summit-tickets-5324212864 and here http://handsoffourhomes.org.uk/2016/01/08/urgent-tell-your-mp-to-oppose-the-housing-and-planning-bill/