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Shelter’s Big Conversation

Have your say on social housing, to help change the future for the better

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We’re launching a national conversation about social housing in England, and we want to hear from you. There will be lots of ways to get involved – through our website, social media, and local events.

Led by a panel of 16 commissioners (chaired by Grenfell community leader, Reverend Mike Long), the conversation will examine what social housing looks like in modern Britain – and its role in ending the housing crisis. Commissioners include Ed Miliband, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Baroness Doreen Lawrence, and television presenter/architect George Clarke.

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We'll take three key steps:

Start a conversation

Help you have your say in the future of social housing

Publish a report

Create a blueprint for big change, led by your voices

Make a difference

Deliver the report to all political leaders by the end of 2018


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're ready to listen. To tenants, people on waiting lists, and the wider community. We want as many voices as possible to be heard. And we want a bold plan for change, which we'll deliver directly to Prime Minister Theresa May, and Labour's Jeremy Corbyn.

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Register your interest in Shelter’s Big Conversation, and help us deliver real change. We’ll be in touch soon about how you can get involved.

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