LINKS

HOUSING, PLANNING & REGENERATION

Advice 4 Renters - Specialist housing advisers and solicitors for private tenants in Brent.

Camden Federation of Private Tenants - An independent organisation run by and for private tenants.

Renters' Rights London - based at Camden Federation of Private Tenants offices.

Chartered Institute of Housing - The professional body for people working in housing.

Crisis - National charity for single homeless people

Department for Communities and Local Government - Information on what the Government is doing on housing, planning, regeneration, environment, communities and neighboruhoods. The site contains Government consultation papers, research and statistics.

Homes from Empty Homes Agency - Independent campaigning charity, which exists to highlight the waste of empty property in England and works with others to devise and promote solutions to bring empty properties back into use.

Greater London Authority - A strategic authority with a London-wide role to design 'a better future for the capital'. It supports the work of the directly elected London Mayor (helping his office develop and delivery strategy) and the London Assembly in their role of scrutinising the work of the Mayor and representing the interests of Londoners. The London Mayor has responsibility for producing and updating London-wide statutory housing and planning documents - the London Housing Strategy and the London Plan. London's local authorities must ensure that their own housing and planning policies are in general conformity with these documents.

Homeless Link - Membership organisation representing and supporting organisations working with homeless people in the UK

Just Space - A London network of voluntary and community sector organisations (some London-wide; some local) that have an interest in planning issues. LTF is an active member of JSN

London Councils - A cross-party organisation, funded and run by its member local authorities (32 London Boroughs, the City of London, the Metropolitan Police Authority and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority). It carries out policy work (including on housing and planning) and lobbying.

Shelter - UK campaign charity for homeless and badly housed people.

Trafford Hall - National Communities Resource Centre - registered charity offering training and support to all those living and working in low-income areas throughout the United Kingdom to develop their skills, confidence and capacity to tackle problems and reverse poor conditions.

VOLUNTARY SECTOR NETWORKS

London Foum of Amenity and Civic Societies - Brings together over 100 local civic and amenity societies in London.

London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC) - Brings together and supports London's voluntary and community sector organisations.

MEDIA

Inside Housing - Weekly social housing magazine.

Social Housing - Online magazine

Guardian (Housing) - Housing news and features.

24dash - Social housing and local government news website.