Housing in Crisis: Still Time to Book

Feb 19th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, Lead

You have one week left to book your place at the ILP’s next Unbalanced Britain seminar, Housing in Crisis, to be held in Leeds on Saturday 5 March.

Homes out of reachThe impressive line-up of speakers includes Dr Quintin Bradley, senior lecturer in planning and housing at Leeds Beckett University, Fabian Hamilton, Labour MP for Leeds North East and author of Building Homes For Britain, and Ellen Robottom from Hands off our Homes.

You can book a place online now via Eventbrite.

Click here to download the ILP’s leaflet about the event.

The one-day workshop will examine the implications of the Tory Housing Bill and look at what’s happening to housing in Britain today. It will ask how Britain, the world’s fifth most prosperous country, is failing to provide its people with decent homes.

Housing is a vital provision for everyone. It’s the basis on which the quality of our lives depends. It impacts on our health and wellbeing, whatever our age. Yet, it is widely recognised that Britain today faces a severe housing crisis.

Our politicians acknowledge something is amiss, yet the government’s housing policies make matters worse for the majority while serving the interests of the few. It is selling off social housing owned by local authorities and housing associations. Far from delivering solutions, it is adding to people’s suffering.

Housing has become a defining issue of our time. How best can we meet the challenge it presents in our efforts to build a good society?

To be part of the discussion, join the ILP on Saturday 5 March for the latest in our series of  Unbalanced Britain meetings.

What: Unbalanced Britain: Housing in Crisis
When: 11.00am-4.00pm, Saturday 5 March
Where: Room 408, The Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University, Portland Crescent, Leeds LS1 3HB
Who: Speakers to include Dr Quintin Bradley, senior lecturer in planning and housing at Leeds Beckett University; Fabian Hamilton, Labour MP for Leeds North East; Ellen Robottom from Hands Off Our Homes.

The event is free but you do need to book in advance by 27 February. Lunch will be £4 (pay on the day).

You can book a place online now via Eventbrite.

Click here to download the ILP’s leaflet about the event.

Click here to read about previous meetings in the ILP’s Unbalanced Britain series.

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