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GREATER MANCHESTER PEOPLE TO EXCHANGE IDEAS FOR ENDING HOUSING CRISIS
 

Star date: 4th December 2017

IDEAS EXCHANGE SEEKS GRASS ROOTS SOLUTIONS TO HOUSING CRISIS

Housing Ideas Exchange
Thursday 7th December 4pm-8pm
Manchester Met University

An open 'housing ideas exchange' this Thursday aims to bring people from the community together with professionals, academics, activists and charities to "inspire and encourage new ideas around the housing crisis". Anyone can attend and take part.

Full details here...


Greater Manchester Housing Ideas Exchange
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Lack of affordable housing, private rent hikes, tenants' rights and homelessness are just some of the issues blighting Salford and the rest of Greater Manchester as developers shove up luxury apartments on every spare scrap of land.

This Thursday, 7th December, the Housing Ideas Exchange will see residents, housing professionals, academics, activists and charities come together to "inspire and encourage new ideas around the housing crisis", to try and begin to solve the giant mess that the region finds itself in.

"The currency of this event will be the ideas and passion of the attendees, as the housing crisis is something that undeniably affects us all, as witnesses to our city" says key organiser, Adam Prince "A better way can often be found by people uniting to share ideas for alternatives and the awareness of the need for possibilities and change."

Between 4pm and 5pm there will be an ideas exchange fair in which around thirty organisations, including the Salford Star, will have stalls to interact with attendees, and from 5pm to 6:30pm there's five workshops focusing on solutions to make the changes that could improve housing...

* Policy change and improvement in housing and tenancy rights...a social policy and activism based workshop facilitated by Greater Manchester Housing Action, Tenants UK and assorted groups.

* Holistic approaches to housing and well-being...with Prof Roz Fox on social housing and positive community cohesion, Amy Varle from Social Property Investment, Elizabeth Omerod, from The Society for Companion Animal Studies, and other organisations.

* 'Criminality, Justice and Homelessness'...looking at addiction, decriminalisation, community-based successes and complex needs with Daniel McDonald, police officer and Homelessness Solutions Florida, Dr Rob Ralphs, Senior Criminology Lecturer MMU and spice expert, and Phil Morgan former Chief Executive of TPAS and Executive Director of Tenant Services at the Tenant Services Authority.

* Architecture as design solutions for specific housing needs...a creative workshop facilitated by volunteer architects, planners and designers.

* Humanity Jam Performance...Manchester Activists showing their squatting documentary, alongside interactive performance for ideas for legalising and improving squats.

At 7pm there's a Feedback Session to summarise the thoughts and ideas from the workshops, and to seek ways to take forward the findings.

"The idea is to record this data and inspire a range of people in thinking about how this national and local problem can be solved" says Adam Prince.

This 'people's think tank' was inspired by the famous quote from Salfordian Tony Wilson... "We are Manchester and we do things differently here". The main questions that need answering will be 'What needs to be done differently to house our population?' and 'Why aren't we doing things differently?'

Anyone with an issue, solution or who just wants to listen is welcome to attend.


Housing Ideas Exchange
Thursday 7th December 4pm-8pm free
Geoffrey Manton Building at the Manchester Metropolitan University
Rosamund St West (off Oxford Road)
Manchester M15 6LL.


The main organisers of the event are Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Shield, Architecture Unknown, Social Property Investment, Greater Manchester Housing Action, Tenants Union UK and SynchronICITY.

To register for a free ticket click here

To get a stall and take part email synchronicityMMU@gmx.com


From 8pm there's also after-think tank drinks at: Old Abbey Inn TapHouse
Guildhall Close
Manchester Science Park M15 6SY


Anyone wanting a bit of background from a Salford Star perspective can check out the following links...

Salford Has Only Two Affordable Houses for 4,172 Flats and Houses Built in Greengate and Chapel Street click here

42 Million Salford Planning Scandal As Mayor Asks What Is Going On click here

Nine Year Salford Waiting List For One Bed Affordable Flat click here

The Causes of the Housing Crisis In Salford - click here

Bob wrote
at 06:31:52 on 05 December 2017
Pound to a pinch of shit Dennet and none of his mob will be there. City west and Salix crew won't be there. The new homeless czar won't be there. Burnham will probably turn up.He is a first division awkward question and bullshit handler . He knows how to deal with people who ask daft questions and kick them into touch. The blame will all be put on the torys and old mother May, they will all then go to the pub and drink jezzas health, looking forward to how Labour will work wonders, and a good time will be had by all. Mithering bastards like me, who turn up and question Labour councils and their mates in housing associations about trivial things like 1.3 million spent on not housing the homeless will end up getting lynched.Labour in Salford have wasted millions and millions on housing over the years.They have knocked thousands of good houses down. everyone else makes money on housing, doing houses up etc and renting them out,why not housing associations and councils, don't give me claptrap about how social rents are fixed low ect. These people got the houses with government grants that they do not have to pay back, and social housing rent is not cheap. The only way is for people to all own their own houses ,regardless of how poor they are. If they are very poor or disabled, they should be able to get cheap loans with intrest paid by dss. such schemes exist already. That way we can get rid of all these "housing experts". By the way, how many qualified construction trades persons will be speaking at this event. Without us ,(I am a retired brickie) you can't build balls all. If we get rid of all the housing provider experts, then you can go forward. An example is the 1.3 million, where did that go. MJF put forward his idea as to how that cash could have been spent.I am not convinced housing the homeless in luxury appartments on the quays would work. It would keep the 400 homeless we have now with a roof over their heads, but I think we would soon have 4000 homeless coming here wishing to be housed in such a fashion. So ,what did Salix do with that 1.3million.

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