You can’t say that we don’t give you plenty of campaigning options for you to get stuck into! As you may have gathered Southwark has plenty of groups who are fighting the changes to housing in the borough, and further afield.
If you like a good old-fashioned protest then SDCH is the campaign for you. They are formed of a group of local residents who are fighting to stop the sale of council housing to housing associations and private developers.
As part of a larger campaign, they are currently focusing on the controversial Housing Bill (which is ‘ping-ponging’ between the house of commons and the house of lords as of May 6th).
They claim that if the bill became law it would:
- Drive up rents
- End Secure Tenancies
- Break up families
- Push people into poverty
- Destroy communities
- Mean more power and profit for developers
If you would like to find out more about the national campaign you can visit the Defend Council Housing website here.
To get involved with the Southwark chapter you can access their facebook site here.