National Housing Forum

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2016 Local Government Service Group Conference
26 February 2016

This National Service Group Conference notes that the Government’s policies on housing are serving to intensify the acute housing shortage in all parts of the country as well as leading to housing costs which are unaffordable to huge numbers of people.

This is leading to major housing and social problems with a particular impact on those sections of the population already facing disadvantage. There are ever-increasing pressures on UNISON members working in this sector.

This Service Group Conference calls on the National Service Group Executive to:

1)Support the reinstatement of UNISON’s National Housing Forum as a key means of helping;

2)Develop UNISON’s opposition to the Government’s housing strategy;

3)Take forward the campaign for a socially progressive housing policy;

4)Consider ways of tackling the increasing pressures on workers in the housing sector.