We’ve in the midst of a housing crisis where the wealthy benefit at the expense of the poor. The financialisation of land and housing has led to the dehumanisation of the people who face the brunt of the crisis. Families leaving the communities they grew up in, young people living in precarious accommodation, homelessness on the rise and the safety of homes being actively overlooked, costing lives. This session looks at the communities that have been pushing back and how they’ve managed it. It's for anyone interested in community organising, housing and building collective power, and what it means for government.
Sophie Odgers-Roe is Membership Officer for Acorn Brighton - the tenants union. Before joining Acorn, her background was in women's rights
Catherine is Chief Executive of the National Community Land Trust Network
Moyra Samuels is an organiser with Justice4Grenfell and teacher who has taught at a local primary school and Kensington and Chelsea college.
Andrea is programmes manager for Community Led Homes in Brighton & Hove. She has worked as a programme and project manager in community led housing and in the health and social care sector for over 25 years.
Labour Mayor of Newham