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

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

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

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

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.

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Housing isn’t a crisis, but an emergency

National delegate conference backs a range of approaches to tackle the shortage of affordable housing in a passionate debate

Public money for public housing

Councils need support to rebuild their capacity to meet the country’s housing needs

Local government workers can’t afford to live in the towns they serve

Housing is out of reach for public service workers, declares local government conference

UNISON welcomes new law on tenancy fees

New Tenancy Fees Act (Engalnd) comes into force on 1 June – Scotland and Wales have own legislation

What you need to know about government housing plans (England)

Plans to abolish ‘no-fault’ evictions are welcome, says union, but more needs to be done for private tenants

UNISON says Spring Statement housing proposals don’t go far enough

The union welcomes government’s proposals, but is concerned that no further funds are being made available for genuinely affordable homes