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  • Registered social landlords are unrepentantly pursuing tenants for rent, refusing to carry out repairs and raising the rent year after year. Councils and housing associations ignore, delay and undermine their tenants, in the face of this, how can tenants win better housing?

    In this training, you will learn to work through three common issues that tenants in social and public housing face and how to fight back and win improvements to your and your neighbours' housing with the support of other members.

    Come to the meeting a few minutes early, so we can start sharp!

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    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation.

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  • Campaigning: Speaking to politicians

    With election season coming, it’s important for all members to feel confident in putting forward Living Rent’s demands. In this session, we will focus specifically on the demands laid out by Living Rent’s manifesto and practice how to make the case for them, with examples from your branch or area, along with the national case for public housing, rent controls, or landlord accountability. Speaking to politicians and candidates can feel daunting, that is until you have your union by your side!

    Come to the meeting a few minutes early, so we can start sharp!

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    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation.

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  • Introduction to Living Rent

    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 this training!
    This session covers:
    • An introduction to Living Rent
    • The structure: branches, teams and roles
    • Getting involved and next steps
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    We’ll start at 1pm sharp so come 5 minutes early and invite a friend/neighbour to come along :)
    Get to grips with the vision of Living Rent and be part of building one of the most exciting grassroots unions in Scotland.
    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation.
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  • During an action, following in a journalist request or just preparing a speech can feel overwhelming. Come to this training to practice how to speak to journalists and to a group, by preparing your communications and by getting tips from each other. This training aims to build each other’s confidence so more and more members can feel able to speak up and as such to ensure that our voices, experiences and needs are heard.

    Come to the meeting a few minutes early, so we can start sharp!

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    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation.

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  • Open Meeting for Dunedin Canmore & Lowther Residents

    Have your say on stopping this years rent increase!

     

    If you are a tenant or shared owner with Lowther or Dunedin Canmore come along to this open meeting to have your say in your housing. 

    Many tenants have got in touch with their housing individually, but we are stronger together so invite your neighbours and friends. This year housing associations should put tenants and not rent first. 

    Zoom link: 
    https://zoom.us/j/98081280138
    Meeting ID: 980 8128 0138

    If you would like support/ advice in setting up zoom get in touch.

    If you haven't already fill in this consultation here: livingrent.org/freeze rents 

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  • Open meeting for GHA Tenants in Pollokshaws

    • Thursday, March 04, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    • Online, Zoom

    Have a say regarding your rents and what improvements YOU want to see happen!

    On Thursday 4th at 7pm, GHA tenants in Pollokshaws are organising a meeting to hold their landlord to account. GHA should be freezing rents this year!

    In April 2020, GHA applied a 3.4% increase - nearly 4 times the rate of inflation!! Despite reduced services and GHA not carrying out repairs since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, GHA is still planning to increase rents this year! GHA needs to put tenants, not rent first! 

    If you are a GHA tenant who lives in Pollokshaws, come along and invite a friend/neighbour so we can plan how to hold GHA to account! 

    The meeting will last one hour using Zoom - if you are not familiar with Zoom, get in touch. 

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  • Organisational Skills: Facilitating a meeting

    The session will support you feeling confident in chairing meetings and navigating effective decision-making as well as potential disagreements in your meetings.

    This training is aimed at current/ future chairs of Living Rent, as well as to all members, interested in building confidence with chairing. We will look at different facilitation techniques and hands-on practice!

    Come to the meeting a few minutes early, so we can start sharp!

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    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation.

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  • Communications: Storytelling for Living Rent

    When the history of the left can feel like an uphill battle with not enough victories, it’s crucial that we learn to celebrate successes (and reflect on what could be improved!). One of the most effective ways to do this is to ‘story-tell’ our victories, showing that we can and do win!

    This training aims to provide an introduction to storytelling and to the victories that Living Rent members have achieved just last year, for all members of the union and anyone else interested in seeing how to use storytelling to support their organising.

    Come to the meeting a few minutes early, so we can start sharp!

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    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation.

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  • Edinburgh Member Defence Session

    • Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 06:00 PM

    Living Rent members in Edinburgh come together to discuss issues that members are facing, and hatch a plan to win better housing in Edinburgh.

    Members run these sessions fortnightly on Zoom (at the moment), come with issues, come ready to give and receive feedback.

    Open to all Living Rent members. If you're interested and not a member yet, get in contact with the organiser. 

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  • Member defence: Negotiating your rent

    During this pandemic, landlords’ profits have been protected, whilst tenants have been left bearing the financial burden. Whereas our members in social housing are fighting for a rent freeze this year, how can private tenants fight for fairer rent? Come see the wider picture of rent arrears in Scotland and hear from fellow members on how to practically go about negotiating a rent reduction with your landlord.

    Come to the meeting a few minutes early, so we can start sharp!

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    This training is part of Living Rent’s training program supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Foundation.

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