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Weʼre raising £500 to run the #HousingDay Newsroom on 10th October 2018

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Are you one of the few people who understand why the rhetoric around social housing needs to change? Could you contribute towards a live event help counteract the negativity pumped out by press, politicians and lobbyists over the last thirty years?

Please support the Housing Day Newsroom 2018 . On Housing Day each year the social housing sector comes together to celebrate its work and the lives of tenants. However due to unforeseen circumstances, the event that had been planned (in less than three days’ time) has been cancelled.

We are therefore urgently seeking £500 to help us relaunch the “Housing Day Newsroom”.

The money raised will help to pay for the expertise, time and equipment needed to run an 8-hour long live video stream highlighting the great work of social housing organisations across the country.

With your financial support, we will be able to share content across social media. We will also be seeking to engage mainstream media, politicians and policy makers with the content that is produced. This format was tried, tested and successful in 2015 but this year, with your help, we could make it even bigger and better.

People who live in social housing, and people who work in the sector know that the reality is a million miles away from the slurs and stereotypes we hear about. Yet, many of those with power and influence continue to pedal lies about what goes on in estates and properties. The scale of the challenge was illustrated when the BBC ran a news item about the Prime Minister’s speech during which the reporter said that all social housing tenants who hadn’t bought their own homes were left living in “sink estates”. See this video for more information . And then, at the Conservative Party Conference, possible future Prime Minister Boris Johnson compounded the issue by denigrating social housing in his speech to a fringe meeting. See this video for that particular slur .

This is all part of the drip, drip, drip of negative publicity for social housing and for tenants that has been orchestrated by politicians, media organisations, and lobbyists over the past 30 years.

By supporting the “Housing Day Newsroom” you will be helping to fund the collation, celebration and amplification the stories of real people.

The first £100 has kindly bern pledged by Homes in Sedgemoor. Could you help us get closer to the total so that we can make this much needed event a reality?

Housing Day 2018 is when the fightback begins in earnest. Please join the fight by giving whatever you can afford.

As well as sponsors, we are inviting as many as possible of the housing sector’s innovators, communicators, and tenants, to join us in the Newsroom in Leeds. If you want to be part of it, please get in touch.

For sponsors, we can offer you a high-profile platform to get your message out to the public. Please get in touch. I am happy to discuss any requirements you might have.

The clock is ticking. Wednesday is not far away.

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    • Simon Elcock

      Simon Elcock

      Oct 9, 2018

      Good luck John, one thing I have learnt and something you made happen is that by live streaming things that are important to us all can reach many people . Hope it goes well.




      Oct 7, 2018


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