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FEB 20

Housing and Inequality - What canst thou do?

20 February 2016, London

A day conference organised by London Quakers to discuss the housing crisis. The day is open to all and is free. Bring your F/friends.

Housing and Inequality - What canst thou do?

A day to respond to the Housing Crisis. A keynote speech given by Lord Robert Kerslake in the morning will be followed by workshops in the afternoon including sessions on Homelessness, Being an Ethical Landlord, Lobbying, and how individuals and groups can help in various ways.

For those who are not Quakers, you're very welcome to join us for this day and for subsequent events on this theme. Friends House is a major venue for meetings, with professional staff supporting and coordinating events.

Minute 25 of BYM 2015: “...There is a continuing housing crisis in this country and inequality in housing is a highly visible and damaging symptom of injustice in our society ... The problem is not an insoluble one and our voices can be heard."

Morning – general session in The Light

  • BYM's concern about housing and inequality – Paul Parker
  • The housing scene in Britain – an overview
  • Concerns about Right to Buy – Lord Robert Kerslake

Afternoon – workshops in Bloomsbury and Endsleigh rooms

  • Housing the homeless
  • Encouraging ethical landlords Creating new housing stock
  • Lobbying and activism – what are the approaching issues and directions?
  • Responding to specialist needs

Nuts and bolts

No fee, but registration requested. Use the Eventbrite booking link (the 'Register your place' button) or if you want to express workshop preferences, a registration form can be downloaded (see below)

We expect the Quaker Cafe and Restaurant will be available for lunch

More information

For more information contact:

Fred Ashmore

Telephone: 07976299721

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Date & time

Start: 10:00 on 20 February 2016

Finish: 16:00 on 20 February 2016


Friends House
173 Euston Road
United Kingdom

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