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The renters’ rights movement must look beyond ‘affordability’
As we enter the worst recession in 300 years, renters’ incomes will be squeezed with chances of meaningful wage-increases remote for most. As such, all concerned with safeguarding and improving renters’ quality of life should turn their attention to minimising …
Post-Covid crisis how should the Private Rented Sector change?
The Covid crisis exposes weaknesses at the heart of our housing system. The emergency ‘all in’ policy for rough sleepers, temporary eviction ban, lifting of Local Housing Allowance rates are all life-saving measures.  But we should all be ashamed that …
Can we move on from the “traditional architecture is better/worse than modern styles” debate, please?
If new developments were only pleasing to the eye, say Britain’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission advising Government, nimbyism would cease and housing supply could finally reach the levels demanded by a growing and more affluent population[1]. The inaugural chair …
Keeping Everyone In
Chesterfield; many of you will know Chesterfield as home to the Crooked Spire and gateway to the Peak District National Park. Some will know it has a proud history of engineering based on the North Derbyshire Coalfield. Eric Varley and …
Housing is key to tackling the UK’s loneliness epidemic
This year’s Loneliness Awareness Week could not have come at a more important time. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the UK had a loneliness epidemic. But the outbreak has drastically worsened and brought into sharper focus the feelings of loneliness …
Post COVID-19 we must build back better
Commentators from the International Energy Agency, to Green NGO’s as well as a number of leading economists, such as Nick Stern, are calling upon Governments to align their climate change policies with investment in a Post COVID-19 economic recovery by …

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✊NEW BLOG @TomLavin13 from @ACORN_tweets Liverpool branch writes for @redbrickblog

📝 When challenging housing costs post-Coronavirus, the renters’ rights movement must look beyond ‘affordability’ and scrutinise how landlords justify the rent they charge

📲https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2020/07/the-renters-rights-movement-must-look-beyond-affordability/
Labour Housing Group
Labour Housing Group
🗣Take a look at the #RedBrickBlog post by #LHG Executive Committee Member and Deputy Mayor for Tower Hamlets Rachel Blake.

▪️ Private renters have too few rights to information about their landlord or new home.
▪️ Devolution is needed for establishing local accountability for landlords.
▪️ We must urgently renew the link between health and housing in public policy.

Read more via the link below 📲

https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2020/06/post-covid-crisis-how-should-the-private-rented-sector-change/
Labour Housing Group
Labour Housing Group
🗣💡Research undertaken by @ThiesLindenthal challenges Building Better Building Beautiful Commission claims that objections would slip away if we built as our Georgian and Victorian forebears built.

🔎Find out more clicking the link below 📲

#nimbyism #housing

https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2020/06/can-we-move-on-from-the-traditional-architecture-is-better-worse-than-modern-styles-debate-please/
Labour Housing Group
Labour Housing Group
🏡🗨️Latest @redbrickblog from the first woman Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council @GilbyTricia is out now!

👏🙌 In it explores she how it took a rapid collective response to make a success of the "Everyone In" homelessness initiative.

Read more 🔽

https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2020/06/keeping-everyone-in/
Labour Housing Group
Labour Housing Group
Read a review of Bob Colenutt's Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality behind the Housing Crisis by LHG Executive Committee member Andy Bates.

https://leftfootforward.org/2020/06/who-benefits-from-the-housing-crisis/
Labour Housing Group
Labour Housing Group
📝NEW BLOG OUT NOW

🔑Housing is key to tackling the UK's loneliness epidemic writes @Sam_Dalton_1 to mark #LonelinessAwarenessWeek

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https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2020/06/housing-is-key-to-tackling-the-uks-loneliness-epidemic/ via @redbrickblog

💬As we lead up to this weekend's #PRS policy day on 4th July, clear arguments are made for how the the private rented sector should be changed by @RNBlake in the latest @redbrickblog.

✊Read about the #blueprint for reforming private renting and more⬇️

https://t.co/WtIa32bZ6s

👥Unable to sell your deceased mothers flat and then chased for the unpaid rent by the housing association

☹️Harrowing stories of shared ownership in this article ⬇️

#UKhousing

https://t.co/36XthTxjGT

📢Research undertaken by @ThiesLindenthal challenges Building Better Building Beautiful Commission claims that objections would slip away if we built as our Georgian and Victorian forebears built.

🔍Find out more clicking the link ⬇️

#nimbyism #housing

https://t.co/DrYy2r4zNk

Please join us on Saturday July 4th 2020 10.30am-1pm
for our LHG Policy Day online event:
Developing A Private Rented Sector That’s Fit For Purpose
Keynote speakers inc @ThangamMP @KarenPBuckMP Jacky Peacock, Generation Rent and ACORN
register today:
https://t.co/eSzGh3tmFZ

🏡🗨️Latest @redbrickblog from the first woman Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council @GilbyTricia is out now!

👏🙌 In it explores she how it took a rapid collective response to make a success of the "Everyone In" homelessness initiative.

Read more 🔽

https://t.co/x1WdnPLfwX