Shelter Live

In early 2019, we presented a bold vision for the future of social housing, and we've been working towards making this a reality ever since.

On 5 June, we hosted an evening of personal testimonies and insightful talks, given by speakers from a range of different backgrounds. Shelter supporters and guests from across the political spectrum attended to hear fresh perspectives on social housing and joined us in debate and conversation, to take our movement forward.

You can see a quick round up here:

The event was also live streamed for those who couldn’t be there on the night – you can watch the recording in full below.

Video timestamps

John Boughton [5:57] | Reverend Dr Mike Long [26:54] | Lennart Grut [49:06] | Lotta Nyman [35:45] | Melanie Onn [18:13] | Panel conversation [57:13]


John Boughton

The author of "Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing", John sets the scene for the discussion.

Reverend Dr Mike Long

Discusses his recommendations from our commission on social housing.

Lennart Grut & Lotta Nyman

Both architects speak about the importance of good design.

Melanie Onn MP

Speaks about the realities of living in social housing and why we need to change perceptions around this.

At the end of the event, a discussion was moderated by Datshiane Navanayagam, and joined by Shelter’s Chief Executive, Polly Neate, and former Leader of the Labour Party and Shelter Social Housing commissioner, Ed Miliband.

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