Category housing

Grenfell Tower: Tragedy grips victims six months on [Al Jazeera]

Report on recovery efforts six month after the Grenfell Tower fire. First published in Al Jazeera Online: At Notting Hill Methodist Church, six months after a deadly fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in West London, a young woman addresses the floor. “I lived on the 23rd floor of Grenfell Tower for 23 years,” the […]

Six months after the Grenfell Tower fire, Labour’s Emma Dent Coad speaks out

Interview with Labour MP for Kensington & Chelsea Emma Dent Coad on developments six months after the Grenfell Tower fire. Includes video footage. First published in The Canary: It’s been six months since a fire ripped through social housing block Grenfell Tower in the West London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. And still little has […]

People Are Protesting Outside The South’s Biggest Housing Event. Ask Why [Huffington Post]

Blog Post with Huffington Post UK on why residents of Notting Hill Housing and Genesis are protesting their merger, outside a major property event in London: Hundreds of exhibitors attended from across the whole spectrum of the housing industry. Social housing, commercial property developers, housing associations and local council representatives. This makes campaigners fear the […]

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle [Ceasefire Magazine]

Film review of Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle and interview with the filmmaker Paul Sng. The film is a documentary about the gentrification and social cleansing amidst the housing crisis in modern day Britain. First published in Ceasefire Magazine on 30 September 2017: In the east London suburb of Poplar looms Balfron Tower. A […]

Residents step up the fight to save their homes from a merger that should worry us all

In-depth report on action against Notting Hill Housing and Genesis merger, which are prompting fears of further social cleansing in the city. First published in The Canary on 15 September 2017: Protesters gathered outside the London offices of Notting Hill Housing (NHH) on 13 September. One of the organisers of the demonstration and NHH resident, […]

A small community has now triggered one of the biggest conversations on social housing since Grenfell

Book review of 306: Living Under the Shadow of REGENERATION and interview with project manager Anne E Cooper. First published in The Canary on 17 September 2017: 306: Living Under the Shadow of REGENERATION is a collaborative project with the residents of Cressingham Gardens, allowing them to explore their memories and feelings about home, community and […]

Kensington and Chelsea may have just avoided another major embarrassment after Grenfell

Report on the treatment of seven women living in a refuge by organisations in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea. First published in The Canary on 31 July 2017: Residents in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) are under pressure once more. After the media furore over RBKC’s treatment of Grenfell Tower survivors, […]