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January 27, 2021

On Tuesday 19th January, we launched A positive future for social housing in London: The London Tenants' Manifesto at an online event attended by tenants from 22 London boroughs, along with friends, supporters and London politicians. This is the audio recording made of the event.

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January 19, 2021

A positive future for social housing in London: The London Tenants' Manifesto has been written by social housing tenant representatives to identify proposals for a more sustainable and resilient city: socially, economically and environmentally.

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October 28, 2020

The government is proposing an overhaul of the planning system, with some potentially very concerning implications for the delivery of social rented homes and the power of local communities to influence or challenge decision making about planning applications and planning policy. This is our response to the consultation.

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July 30, 2020

The New Kingshold Estate in Hackney, east London, was demolished in the 1990s and rebuilt. Formerly a council estate, the new estate was split between four different landlords. Pat Turnbull, Chair of the estate’s Tenants and Residents Association, the Victoria Community Association, explains how neighbours have stuck together despite it…

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May 11, 2020

Demolition or refurbishment? Which is best for residents? LTF representative, Pat Turnbull, is here featured in a video in 2015 by University College London (UCL)'s Engineering Exchange, highlighting the many challenges, iniquities and pressures faced by social housing residents facing demolition on their estates.

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February 17, 2020

Welcome to the first episode in our Tenants' Hall Sessions podcast series. In this episode we hear from John Boughton, historian and author of Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing.

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February 17, 2020

John Boughton, historian and author of Muncipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing, kicked off the London Tenants Federation annual conference in November 2019 with a whistle-stop tour of some of the best examples of social housing estates built in London. These are the presentation slides that accompanied…

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October 15, 2019

Had all the boroughs hit their London Plan targets between 2005 and 2017 we would now have an additional 53,375 social and affordable rent homes across the capital. This briefing crunches the numbers to breakdown borough by borough the shortfall in delivery of social and affordable rent homes over this…

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October 2, 2019

Lifelong social housing tenant and Regional Delegate for London Tenants Federation, Pat Turnbull, speaks up for social housing as “the best way of providing good housing for a very large section of people”. She also explains the importance of neighbours sticking together and forming Tenants and Residents Associations. Pat…

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September 11, 2019

Between 2004 and 2018, fifteen London councils lost more social housing (homes for social or ‘affordable’ rent) than was built in their boroughs. That is to say they made a negative net contribution to the capital’s social housing stock. Which are the worst offenders? Welcome to the league table that…

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