Following the success of our launch of the homeless bill of rights in in partnership with Housing Rights Watch, FEANTSA (European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless) and Just Fair . We are launching another series of events to up skill activists this November.
Lets start the month off with a bang and help to transform how we deal with housing and homelessness issues locally.
Dealing With Disrepair Fri 2nd Nov. 10am-3pm
This workshop deals with practical legal questions around disrepair and the relationship between landlord and tenant. It provides the opportunity to develop and practice key communication skills and the ability to identify and assess different courses of action for dealing with disrepair problem.
The aim of this session is to help participants:
- understand the basic rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in in private and social housing in relation to disrepair,
- assess and develop a course of action for dealing with disrepair problems,
- recognise and develop effective communication skills, and
- identify sources of support when dealing with disrepair problems.
FOI Freedom of Information Act Workshop
The Freedom of Information Act for many can be a nightmare to get your head around. What do you ask? where do you go to find public information? Who do you contact? What is the process?
It can be tough but at the Brighton and Hove Housing Coalition we have experts in this field and want to share our knowledge and skills to help upkill others in the fight for transparancy and accountability.
The Freedom Of Information act can help activists and organisations gain information from public bodies and with changes happening to the law, its vital we all keep up.
In the session you will have the opportunity to create your own FOI Request with the guidance of experienced activists in the field.
Do have a rough idea of what it is you want to find out beforehand and we can explore the technicalities within the workshop.
*This is a free workshop and is funded via local non statutory funding services. We are not funded by the local authority.
IMPORTANT: Please bring a laptop on the day or a smartphone so we can create the FOI request. If you need assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.