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

‘I’ve felt like I’m more at risk of exhaustion than COVID-19’

A homeless hostel team leader talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has made her and her colleagues’ jobs harder than ever

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‘I’ve felt like I’m more at risk of exhaustion than COVID-19’

Homeless hostel team leader Sarah talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has made her and her colleagues’ jobs harder than ever

How to be a good lockdown neighbour

With everyone spending more time in their homes because of lockdown, the work of staff at housing associations is even more important in helping make sure everyone carries on being a good neighbour

How to be a good lockdown neighbour

With everyone spending more time in their homes because of lockdown, the work of staff at housing associations is even more important

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COVID-19 housing help ‘doesn’t go far enough,’ says UNISON

The union welcomes help announced so far by the government, but calls for further action during the pandemic

The government’s new housing proposals are ‘flawed’, says UNISON

The union calls on people to respond to the government’s consultation on it’s new scheme, which will not solve the housing crisis

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‘We are in the business of protecting the most vulnerable people’

Community conference sets out key policies in social care, housing, health and safety and much more

UNISON calls for safe, decent and affordable homes for all

Union demands a housing policy that works for working people as it publishes a manifesto for a new decade

Time to reform eviction law: scrap section 21

If you want to see a more stable rental system, and less homelessness, make sure you have your say in the government’s consultation, which closes on 12 October.

Building for the future

A century on from the Housing and Planning Act that created council housing, Tony Braisby explains why we need council homes more than ever

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Blog: Fighting for the future of council housing

I was brought up in a council house in inner-city Leeds. I know that council housing is vital to our country’s future, because like millions of people it’s part of my own life story and I know what a huge difference it can make to any family.