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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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December 16, 2019

Denis Lyons, tenant of One Housing Group, describes the gap between the landlord’s advertised system for handling complaints and reality. Dennis was speaking at the London Assembly Housing Committee open mic session about social housing after Grenfell, held jointly with London Tenants Federation in May 2018.

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December 16, 2019

Ron Hollis, a tenant of Lambeth council, describes the wearing away of tenant democracy within his local authority and the slipping of social housing down the council’s agenda. He concludes: “The Mayor of London can act by establishing, recognising and supporting good practice” in tenant engagement. Ron was speaking at…

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December 16, 2019

Lee Page, a social housing consultant, makes the case for landlords to be compelled to hold meaningful conversation with their tenants and tenant representatives. Lee was speaking at the London Assembly Housing Committee open mic session about social housing after Grenfell, held jointly with London Tenants Federation in May 2018.

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December 13, 2019

Molly Ayton, tenant of Notting Hill Genesis, describes tenant representation within her landlord as “a completely fraudulent process which undermines the social purpose of housing associations”. She describes how Notting Hill Genesis has no elected tenants on committees and the results of a consultation on the organisation’s recent merger were…

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October 2, 2019

Poornima Karunacadacharan of Race on the Agenda (ROTA) explains the need for landlords, including housing associations, to comply with the Public Sector Equalities Duty and for socio-economic disadvantage to be treated as a protected characteristic alongside race, disability and other characteristics. Poornima was speaking to the London Assembly Housing Committee…

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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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October 2, 2019

Mick O’Sullivan, Chair of the London Federation of Housing Co-operatives, explains how housing co-ops do better than the big housing associations for tenant satisfaction and financial security. Mick is speaking at the London Assembly Housing Committee open mic session on social housing after Grenfell, held jointly with London Tenants Federation…

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