Tag: social housing

4 Lessons We Should Learn From the Focus E15 Mothers
by Tom Gillespie
While 20,000 are waiting to be housed in the London Borough of Newham, 600 homes stand empty on one estate alone. Rid of tenants and put up for sale, Labour-run Newham Council has used the rising land prices of the area around the Olympic Park to cash in while thousands go without homes. The Focus E15 Mothers campaign is attempting to turn the tide in Newham and beyond by highlighting the stark injustice of London's housing crisis.
Focus E15 Mothers: Meet the Carpenters Estate’s Newest Occupiers
by Oscar Webb
Since launching in response to the closure of a hostel-based mother and baby unit in October 2013, the Focus E15 Mothers campaign has gone from strength to strength, from a thousands-strong petition to keep the families in Newham, East London, to holding a series of occupations and forcing Newham Council to find them homes. On 21 September the group held a family fun day on the Carpenters estate which culminated in a new occupation.

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