Upcoming Events

Here are our upcoming events

  • Member Induction Edinburgh

    • Saturday, August 08, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    • on zoom

    Member Induction Edinburgh 

    Member by member Living Rent is growing stronger. If you have recently joined, looking to get more involved or want to understand the unions history, vision and structure better, come along to the member induction at 11am, sharp.
    Induction covers:
    - An introduction to Living Rent
    - The structure: branches, teams and roles
    - Getting involved and next steps
    Get to grips with the vision of the union, and be part of growing a successful mass membership organisation ran by tenants, for tenants.
    If you have any questions get in touch with host Sinéad McNulty McNulty, on +44 7593 128079 
  • Outreach Training

    • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    • on zoom

    Outreach Training 

    Outreach hasn't stopped and as lockdown eases we can't stop talking to tenants. If you want to be part of phonecalling or get skilled up for face to face outreach this training is for you .
    zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94050393020
    Meeting ID: 940 5039 3020

    This training is an 1.5hrs and will cover:
    - Goals of outreach
    - The structure of a an organising conversations: how to listen, find issues and build solutions
    - Role plays and feedback
    - Tips
    - How to record data and follow up with members

    The training starts at 6pm sharp, so turn up 5 minutes early. If you can't make this training but would still like to come get in touch with the Edinburgh Organiser Sinéad McNulty
    If you are not a member join here: livingrent.org/join 
  • Public Housing Forgathering

    It is time for change in housing policies.  Every year in public housing, as in the private rented sector, rents rise above inflation.  The government has commited to building more "affordable" housing, but in reality public money has subsidised mid market rent homes, which are anything but affordable.  Since the glut of council house demolitions in the mid noughties very little has been done to replace the many tens of thousands of homes lost, and people languish on waiting lists for homes to become available.  While right to buy has officially ended, increasingly in housing schemes across the country bought houses, bought under right to buy, are being sold to institutional investors turning former public sector family homes into tools for profiteering landlords to extract as much rent as possible.  These processes are not inevitable, but to challenge them and fight for a better way we need as a tenant movement to have a coherent policy towards public housing in the council and social sectors.

    On Saturday the 29th of August, 11AM - 2PM tenants are kickstarting that process.  If you are a social or council tenant we want to hear your experiences.  RSVP today.

    We will send you details of the forgathering nearer the time, with a programme for our discussions.  Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the forgathering will be online, but it is expected to be the first meeting of its kind to bring social and council tenants together to inform tenant movement policy, and the position of the Living Rent tenants union in over a decade.  Be there and help shape it.

    Saturday the 29th of August, 11AM - 2PM

  • Edinburgh Branch Meeting September

    • Monday, September 07, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    • zoom

    Edinburgh September Branch Meeting, Mon 7th September  7-8.30pm 
    - open to all tenants who are interested or want to get active 
    - updates 
    - Pushing the national campaign and building grassroots power in Edinburgh 

    Zoom link: 
    Meeting ID: 912 3945 4428

    If you have any questions or things you want added to the agenda contact: 
    Emma Saunders, National Organiser: emma.saunders@livingrent.org 
    Sinead McNulty, Edinburgh Organiser: 07593128079