10 things to learn from Focus E15 campaign

Focus E15 Campaign

This autumn Focus E15 marks 5 years of active campaigning.  Campaigners have been out on the streets in Newham every week highlighting social cleansing, the issue of ‘intentional’ homelessness, boarded up council homes on Carpenters estate, the effect of living in temporary accommodation on families and the mental health distress caused by living in insecure housing as well as local council corruption. The campaign insists on everyone’s right to a decent, long term secure home.

Here are ten points that Focus E15 Campaign has found important over the last 5 years:

  1. Take direct action. In 2014 Focus E15 Campaign  led a vibrant political occupation on Carpenters Estate where the council has boarded up perfectly decent council homes. Messages of solidarity came flooding in across the country. Direct action can be empowering and it can highlight important issues to the wider community. Direct action also comes in many forms such…

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