Report and Recording from our Meeting about Social Housing

On Monday, we held our meeting with Tom Holness speaking about the case for a new generation of social housing, how this would provide an affordable and – in the medium to long term – profitable investment and why this policy should form part of our alternatives to the cuts. Godfrey Webster then outlined Labour’s plans for Birmingham, and we had a wide ranging discussion about housing in Birmingham, about how many empty properties there are and the difficulties that have been experienced in the past when attempts have been made to bring them back into use, about the potential problems with housing in Birmingham following housing benefit cuts and with anticipation of increasing demand and about how we can push this issue to ensure that decent affordable housing is available for everyone who needs it.

You can listen to the meeting below, or if you prefer to read, Tom has previously posted about social housing and this is more or less what he said at the meeting. Unfortunately, we don’t have the time or skills to transcribe the audio, but if anyone out there does and would like to do it for us, that would be great.

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 10th September (please note, no meeting in August as people are usually away), and Linda Burnip from DPAC will be talking about the cuts to welfare and it’s effects on disabled people.
6:30pm, Unison Offices, 19th Floor McClaren Tower, Priory Queensway, B4 7LR.
Unison offices are wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets. Children are welcome but we cannot provide creche facilities. If you have any questions or accessibility needs please email us at



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