It’s a crucial time for housing with key policy developments, a renewed interest in social housing and the response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy all affecting the sector.
UNISON wants to hear from our members working in housing about the challenges they face so that we can work together to address them. We are therefore writing to inform you that we are holding a UK seminar for members working in housing - whether in local authorities, ALMO’s or housing associations - on Thursday, 10th May at the UNISON Centre, London.
Guest speakers to include:
John Healey MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Housing - speaking on the current housing policy environment and Labour’s response, including Labour’s Review of Social Housing
Sonya Howard, UNISON NEC Member & Kensington & Chelsea Branch Secretary - speaking on the challenges facing council housing, including Grenfell and implications for the workforce (at Kensington & Chelsea)
Steve Hilditch, Labour Housing Group – speaking on the challenges facing the Housing Association Sector
The seminar will explore the challenges arising from the current housing policy environment, the changes members are facing to their jobs and the communities they serve, the implications and the solutions that are needed. The key aim of the event will be to develop an action plan to strengthen our organisation and membership in housing, support housing members in their jobs and to empower them to influence the debate on the future role of the sector and their local working conditions.
Please see attached circular for further details and complete the registration form and return it by Monday, 23 April
Contact: James Bull on 020 7121 5449, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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