The Future Of Social Housing | Free Word

26 November 2019
18:30 - 21:00

Presented by:
Free Word and Shelter


An interactive workshop on ways to achieve better social housing with Shelter

Our country is in the grip of a housing emergency. 1.1 million households are on the social housing waiting list, yet only 6,500 social homes were built last year.

We need better social housing, and more of it – but what could this look like and how can it be built?

Shelter have campaigned relentlessly to tackle the root causes of the housing crisis, forcing the government to pass the Fitness for Human Habitation bill after the Grenfell Tower Fire, changing the law to prevent revenge evictions and leading the ban on letting fees.

Join them for an inspiring interactive workshop to explore what else can be done and how you can help to secure better social homes. Through games, group activities and discussions you will gain an understanding of the history of social housing, have an opportunity to ask the experts questions, express your own thoughts and experiences and learn how you could get involved in shaping future Social Housing Campaigns.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support, legal services and campaigning.

The £2 fee for this event is a donation to guarantee entry. All of the funds will be donated to Shelter service hubs who provide advice, support and legal services.

Season branding: THREAD Design 

26 November 2019
18:30 - 21:00

Free Word and Shelter



There is step-free access to all areas of Free Word and a number of other facilities available to make the venue accessible. 

  • Our box office, theatre and hall are all on the ground floor with step-free access from the street
  • Meeting rooms and offices are accessible by lift from the ground floor
  • There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor
  • Hearing loops are available at the box office and the theatre (when set up theatre style) and in all meeting rooms
  • If you need to bring someone for assistance, please get in touch with us so we can provide a free ticket for them

Please talk to our team if you have specific access requirements.


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