8th – 11am – 5pm National Summit: Safe Secure Homes for All, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place WC1H 9BD- supported by Ledbury Action Group, Tower Blocks UK and others
Our Secure and Safe Homes Summit will take place on 8th December from 11am at:
The National Education Union, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
This year’s summit will be a day of workshops and talks, with guest speakers and housing campaign groups from across the UK. It will be a space to discuss the continuing housing crisis which a specific focus on the safety of our homes and the secure, safety needs of the homes of the future.
Prospective workshops include:
Housing Associations and safety
Universal Credit, arrears and evictions
Rents and repairs
Fire safety and tower blocks
Trade Unions and Tenants and Residents Associations
More details to follow soon. If you would like to contribute or volunteer on the day or help spread the word, please get in touch. http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/contact/
Join us at our free BFI Southbank Study Day to explore the themes of ‘home’, ‘being an outsider’ and ‘being a refugee’
Tue 05 Jun 2018 | BFI Southbank 10:30-12:45
What does ‘home’ mean to you? Have you ever felt like an outsider? What does it mean to be welcomed?
We would like to invite you and your pupils to join us on Tuesday 05 June from 10:30-12:45 at BFI Southbank for our Study Day: My Home. In this interactive event we will explore what it means to be an outsider, how we define ‘home’ and how it feels to be a refugee.
Pupils will watch an extract from Paddington and then two short films: Jemima and Johnny and Palle Alone in the World. These films will challenge their perception of what it means to find your place in the world. We will follow each film with a wider discussion around the themes of ‘finding your place in the world’ and ‘being an outsider’.
Tickets for this event are free but booking is essential as space is limited. We are especially keen to welcome schools that have significant numbers of children recently arrived from outside the UK.
Your attention is drawn to: London Teachers Housing Campaign
The group specifically addresses the concerns of teachers in London.
Newham Teachers’ Association is affiliated to the campaign.
You can find details of recent activities on Facebook at:
Message from Secretary, Newham Teachers’ Association:
“I cannot over emphasise the importance of this meeting as schools are faced vicious cuts to their budgets and on top of that the potential of their budgets being frozen for many years.
These cuts are the worst I have ever known in my role as your Divisional Secretary since 1992.
The agenda paper for the General Meeting is available for download. Please draw it to the attention of your members and place it on your NUT Notice Board. If you do not know the impact of the proposed new funding formula on your school simply put your school’s postcode into the website page as soon as you go to www.schoolcuts.org.uk If you do know the impact on your school’s budget then you will understand the importance of the meeting.”
“One Housing has recently told keyworkers in Newham that they will face a 40% increase in their rents. This was not negotiated or consulted. Many now face the prospect of moving home. This includes teachers, teaching assistants, NHS staff and social workers who provide key services to their community. Some residents have families with young children. Stop One Housing from imposing these unfair contracts! Sign our petition today!“
Newham Teachers’ Association has donated towards the campaign and urges you to obtain signatures for the petition.
Please post the signed petition to:
c/o The President
Newham Teachers’ Association
NTA Office (Newham NUT)
Direct House (Bridge Road Depot)