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Self Help Housing

Self-Help-Housing.Org, set up in 2008 with funding from Tudor Trust, aims to  promote and support self-help housing initiatives. These initiatives involve groups of local people refurbishing or bringing back into use empty and derelict properties so that local people...

Housing First

This month at the Social Change Agency we have been looking at different organisations, campaigns and initiatives that make up the the housing justice movement. In 1992, Dr. Sam Tsemberis founded Pathways to Housing in New York City where the Housing First Approach...

A House Without A Home?

This blog was written by our intern Dominic Hopkins who spent two weeks with us during September 2018, as part of Warwick University's Enhanced Summer Work Experience Bursary (WESWEB). The realisation that somewhere to live in does not necessarily equal somewhere to...

Build your movement to change the world

From the anti-plastics movement to Black Lives Matter, how do movement builders get hundreds or thousands of individuals and organisations to create, speak and act together? Come along to our movement building canvas workshop in London on the 12th of September to...

Launch22 – Thanks and Goodbye

We’re moving offices! The Social Change Agency has grown and our team needs the space to keep up its amazing work. We want to say a huge thank you to Launch22 who have hosted us in their brilliant co-working space in Kings Cross over the past 6 months. With their...

Decentralised Organising: More Collaboration, Less Hierarchy

From organisational governance to mobilising and sustaining grassroots movements, what is decentralised organising and how can this approach facilitate collective but efficient decision-making without management hierarchy? Decentralised organising isn’t just about...

An Interview With Brixton Pound

This month at The Social Change Agency we have been looking at the different people working on economic justice. The Brixton Pound (B£) is an amazing organisation helping to build this movement up. If you've ever been to Brixton market, you'll have seen their jazzy...

When Trump Comes to Town

The 45th President has certainly chosen an eventful week to arrive in the UK. If you want avoid the football sadness and volcano erupting at Westminster, we have made a list of protests happening in London on Friday that you can get involved with. What’s great about...

Moving Towards Economic Justice

For a number of decades, wealth has been rising across the UK, improving living standards and quality of life. However, the gap between the rich and the poor has been widening at an increasing rate. In the advent of the financial crisis in 2007, the top 1% of society...

ACORN: growing a mighty oak in Bristol

ACORN, the union for private renters, is making anyone involved in Bristol’s housing provision sit up and think. ACORN are not an advocacy group or campaign organisation, although they share many characteristics in common. National Organiser Nick Ballard describes...