Housing Action Southwark & Lambeth are holding Welfare and Housing Information day on Saturday 26th October 3pm-6pm, at the Brix, St Matthew’s Church in central Brixton.
The group is made up of Lambeth and Southwark residents who aim to offer help and support to the increasing amount of people facing housing problems.
Here the group explain their aims:
We have started, mainly concentrated around Brixton in the last few months and have been bringing people together affected by the housing crisis (or who want to take action against it) and we have been supporting each other with our collective knowledge.
We meet up twice a month – the SECOND Tuesday of every month at Southwyck House Community Centre off Coldharbour Lane and the LAST Wednesday of every month Renton Close Community Centre on Brixton Hill.
We have been helping to fill in forms together, go to the housing office as a group to demand the housing we deserve and accompany each other to court when people are brought in over arrears.
Our public meeting on the 26th is to try and get more people involved so we can grow as a group and take more collective action on the issues people are facing – which in our group so far has included bedroom tax, overcrowding, inappropriate accomodation, homelessness and Lambeth Council denying people emergency accommodation.
Though we will take action on any housing or welfare issue people who get involved in the group have and which they want to do stuff about. We also have set up an anti-eviction phone tree (more info here), where we are building up a list of people to stop evictions in Lambeth and Southwark – by texting the number people will receive call outs to take action against evictions.
The meeting on the 26th will also give an opportunity to get more people on the anti-eviction phone tree and to help spread it!