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COMMUNITY IS THE ANSWER Wednesday 11 th June 2014 Welcome to Edinburgh Tenants Federation’s Workshop.

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1 COMMUNITY IS THE ANSWER Wednesday 11 th June 2014 Welcome to Edinburgh Tenants Federation’s Workshop

2 Welcome Betty Stevenson Convenor Clare MacGillivray Development Coordinator Sheila Rutherford- McCallum Treasurer

3 Aims of Workshop o Social housing and tenant participation in Scotland o Edinburgh Tenants Federation’s way of local collective community action o Your experiences of collective action to influence power o Opportunities for action in your home communities.

4 What we’ll do S Say your own word I Input D Discuss A Action!

5 What’s your passion?

6 The right to housing “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and wellbeing of [them]self and of [their] family, including... housing.” Universal Declaration on Human Rights (10 th December 1948)

7 Tenants’ Charter o “Right to healthy, safe, secure, affordable housing. o Right to form tenants’ organisations and participate in decision making, free from discrimination.” International Union of Tenants (6 th June 1974)

8 Scottish slums

9 Tenant activism

10 Social housing in Scotland The Wheatley Act in 1924 extended Council house building by increasing the level of subsidy from the state.

11 New homes

12 Tenant participation

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14 Edinburgh Tenants Federation

15 Our connections

16 Local action

17 Connecting citywide

18 The right to participate

19 National action

20 Award winners

21 Envisioning the Future

22 The Conversation

23 A deeper understanding

24 Questions to consider  How does collective action happen in your community?  What issues need to change in your community?  What are the challenges you face and how do you overcome them?  What have you learned about the approach used by Edinburgh Tenants you can take to your ‘home’ community?  What good practice tips can you share to help others in the group learn?

25 Your reflections

26 Connect with us We would love to connect with people interested in our work. Facebook and Twitter Edinburgh Tenants Federation

27 Thanks


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