Papering over cracks – the truth about social housing

Housing is going to be a major issue at this year’s general election. One UNISON housing activist explains the sector, and why he and his colleagues are being brought back in-house

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

UNISON hosts housing roundtables with Generation Rent

The roundtables in mid-April will be open to all union members who privately rent, and participants’ time will be reimbursed with gift vouchers

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Free events will help renters know their rights

Don’t miss Renters’ Rights Awareness Week, covering a range of topics

Through the roof

The rapid rise of rent is putting low-paid UNISON members at risk of destitution.

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.
UNISON NDC Conference 2023

Conference continues debate on the cost of living

Three motions on the issue were debated on Friday morning – including the effect on Black workers and renters

High housing costs driving up poverty among public service workers, says UNISON  

Report shows rapid rise in rent and mortgage payments is taking significant toll

Homes for all – housing day of action

A day of action on 11 February will call on the Westminster government to fund a rent freeze and end evictions during the cost of living crisis

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Take part in UNISON’s survey on the state of housing

The work will find out more about the housing issues members are facing

A decent place to live

A new housing report commissioned by UNISON paints a shocking picture of the UK’s housing crisis, while offering a positive vision for the future of affordable housing

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.
general secretary Christina McAnea with UNISON members outside a London hospital

Blog: How to start solving the housing crisis

Our communities need public services and they need the people providing those services living close by

New policies pose a huge risk to the future of social housing

Right to Buy reforms could divert funding away from new council housing, says UNISON

Affordable housing and the impact on recruitment and retention of key workers

UNISON has commissioned research into the housing issues facing workers across public services in the UK

UNISON contributes to London housing consultation

Union stresses the need for any definition of key workers to include all those in public services, not just those in uniform

How COVID-19 has deepened the housing crisis

“It’s been hard. So hard. We’ve been counting each slice of bread we eat.”

Housing problems worsen for members during the pandemic

UNISON survey set to reveal the scale of the problems caused for workers struggling to pay rent or mortgages