Housing and Homelessness
London Churches works with Housing Justice on issues of housing and homelessness.
Housing Justice is the national voice of Christian action in the field of housing and homelessness. Housing Justice is a membership forum and network for churches, agencies and individuals concerned with housing and homelessness. It is a Christian organisation but all its services are available to people of all faiths and none. Housing Justice aims to
- Engage with homelessness and housing issues
- Equip churches, agencies and individuals to respond meaningfully
- Connect members into an effective network, and
- Campaign on behalf of homeless and badly housed people and all who work alongside them.
London members include Churches and other groups offering practical help to homeless and badly housed people, such as drop-ins, day centres, shelters and soup runs; Christians of all denominations concerned about homelessness or housing in London; Agencies - whether small or large, church-based, faith-based or secular - working to prevent homelessness and bad housing and people of all faiths and none who want to connect with a distinctively Christian voice on these issues.
Housing Crisis in London : 2012 Report This report of the conference organised in October 2012 by London Churches Social Action and Housing Justice identifies the issues which the Churches will be working on together.
On 8 March 2012 the Welfare Reform Act received Royal Assent. The Act legislates for the biggest change to the welfare system for over 60 years.
Follow-up Action - We would be most grateful if London churches could feed back any experience they have of the impact of these caps. In particular:
Have you had any pastoral contact with people affected by the Housing Benefit caps? Please let us know numbers, a brief description of individual circumstances and any action you have been able to take to support those affected.
We look forward to hearing from you so that we can assess what further response might be needed. Please reply to email@example.com with Housing Benefit Caps in the subject field.
Please, find below the flyer for the next London Churches Social Action Network seminar on Thursday 20th October 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm. This will take place at 36-38 Artillery Place, Woolwich, SE16 4AB. The focus will be on Christian responses to the housing crisis.