Safer Homes

Housing associations too often fail to provide the safe, secure homes that people need. Tenants and residents suffer infestations, mould, damp, shoddy repairs and maintenance, anti-social behaviour, inadequate access for those with disabilities, and fire hazards.

Landlord complaints procedures don’t work. They are deliberately exhausting, demotivating, and fruitless. But tenants and residents are not powerless; we can organise collectively to bring about improvements.

Join us for our online Safer Homes conference:

Special Guest Speakers

Our conference will begin with two special guest speakers to help frame the discussion:

Phil Murphy possesses an unusual combination of work & life experience that give him a fairly unique and highly specialised perspective on high rise residential building fire safety. Phil has lived in three high rise blocks, is a former Firefighter and Fire Officer, is an experienced complex building compliance expert, and a tireless housing safety campaigner.

Truus Jansen is a housing association tenant and veteran of two successful campaigns, one opposing rent increases and another to ensure that safety hazards were addressed by her landlord. Truus has a deep commitment to housing causes, understands the need to collectivise the fight, and has a wealth of campaigning experience.

After the speakers introduce the conference, there will be an open discussion and campaign planning, and plenty of opportunity to get involved.

Email to register at shac.action@gmail.com.