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.
What we’ll do S Say your own word I Input D Discuss A Action!
What’s your passion?
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)
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)
Social housing in Scotland The Wheatley Act in 1924 extended Council house building by increasing the level of subsidy from the state.
Edinburgh Tenants Federation
The right to participate
Envisioning the Future
A deeper understanding
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?
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