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Our Big Conversation

Thousands of you have shared your opinions on social housing, which we’ll pass on to political leaders later this year. Want to be kept up to date on the Big Conversation?

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What is the Big Conversation?

It's a national consultation about social and council housing in England.

Led by a panel of 16 commissioners (chaired by Grenfell community leader, Reverend Mike Long), the conversation examines what social housing looks like in modern Britain – and its role in ending the housing crisis. We are particularly interested in social tenants’ views on their communities. Commissioners include Ed Miliband, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Baroness Doreen Lawrence, and television presenter/architect George Clarke.

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Join our big conversation and have your say

As part of our Big Conversation campaign, we’re hosting public meetings where you’ll be able to discuss the pressing issues facing tenants, and feedback on the upcoming report which we’ll be presenting to our political leaders.

  • London
  • 25 September 2018
  • 7pm – 9pm
  • Ticket price: Free
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  • Manchester
  • 27 September 2018
  • 7pm – 9pm
  • Ticket price: Free
View Manchester Event

How we'll all get there

1. Gathering your views

Over 30,000 people took our survey on social housing

2. Publishing a report

Led by your voices, we’ll create a blueprint for big change

3. Telling our leaders

We'll take the report to all political leaders in January 2019


In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, many social housing tenants say they feel ignored – and this isn't unique to Grenfell. Across the country, many communities and tenants don't feel their views count – and that often, they're treated as second-class citizens.

But we've been listening. To tenants, people on waiting lists, and the wider community. We're capturing as many voices as possible. And we're creating a bold plan for change, which we'll deliver directly to Prime Minister Theresa May, and Labour's Jeremy Corbyn.

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