Malet Street
London, England WC1E

DCH National Conference Tuesday 25 November
Stop privatisation
Improve existing
Start building new

Speakers include Austin Mitchell MP, Paul Holmes MP, Jack Dromey (Unite), Alan Walter (DCH), Prof. Peter Ambrose, Heather Wakefield (UNISON), Eileen Short, Paul O'Brien (APSE), Steve Hilditch (facilitating workshops advising the 'Review of Council Housing Finance'), Steve Partridge (Housing Quality Network), Linda McNeil (Leeds Tenants Fed), Alan Rickman (Winchester TACT)...
Workshops 1. Stop privatisation: A moratorium, dealing with ‘stock options appraisals’, ‘fair and balanced’ debate, the case against privatisation and the post-transfer experience; 2. Improve & maintain existing council homes: How housing finance works, the options, risks and benefits facing the government’s ‘Review of Council Housing Finance’ and what we want; 3. Start building new: Investment in a new generation of first class council housing makes sense, defining ‘affordability’, mixed communities and ‘tenure of choice’; 4. Future for ALMOs: Options for tenants: revert back, stay the same or privatisation via stock transfer or morphing into public/private partnerships; 5. Tenants movement and organising today: History of tenants organisation and organising effectively today to defend our secure tenancies, low rents and hold our landlords to account; 6. Unite against the Nazis: What we can do to stop the Nazis undermining tenants’ common interests and exploiting housing need to spread their politics of hate and division.
Ask your council to sponsor tenants to attend. Councils always say they want their tenants to be well informed and regularly pay for tenants to attend a variety of conferences. Ask your authority to sponsor a delegation to attend this conference so that tenants hear all sides of this important debate - and report back to other tenants.

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