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  • Campaigning: Registration drive

    Tenants often are not registered to vote, whether that’s because they move between homes often or because they don’t believe that politics actually makes a difference for them. As a union aiming to empower tenants and working class residents to have their voices heard, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to vote.

    This training will look at practical steps to run registration drives in your area, which can be a great way to ensure that people have a voice in the Scottish elections and engage with your neighbours. We will run through the protocol to do this effectively and in line with GDPR guidance.

    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: Drafting posters for your branch activities

    • Monday, March 15, 2021 at 06:30 PM
    • Online, zoom

    Creating engaging flyers or catchy posters is often a first step for a local branch. Come to this training to see how to use easily accessible software to create flyers and posters that represent Living Rent and speak to your branch members’ issue, in order to support your outreach activities and effectively portray your branch’s activities.

    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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  • Our targets’ interests, financial position, or internal organisation can be quite opaque, hidden behind technical terms or not publicly accessible.

    This training session will look at how to ‘dig’ for more information, whether through Freedom of Information requests or using the site company house and at how to analyse planning documents and balance sheets. This session is meant as an introduction to corporate research and investigation, both of which can help understand our targets and inform our campaign strategies.

    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: Press release training

    Writing a press release is a crucial part of preparing for a direct action, bringing a broader spotlight to the action’s demands and greater pressure on your target.

    Come to this session to practice how to write press releases that are clear, catch the eye of journalists and support your campaign goals. This session will also cover broader points around how to develop effective relationships with the press and present how press work is structured within Living Rent.

    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

    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: The Equality Act

    Whilst legal protection exists to ensure that no one suffers from discrimination, landlords routinely ignore them. In this session, we will cover the content of the Equality Act in Scotland and how to use it to further pressure landlords into providing adequate housing and conditions for tenants.

    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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  • Organisational skills: Recruiting members

    Our union is only as strong as its membership. That’s why each of our campaigns and activities also aim to recruit new members. This session aims to support all Living Rent members to feel confident with recruiting other members, and is especially aimed at membership officers responsible for recruitment in their branches. It will be very hands-on, come ready to role-play!

    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

    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. 

    Sign up below to get the Zoom link via email.

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  • Member defence: Fighting in housing associations and council housing

    • Friday, April 09, 2021 at 05:00 PM
    • Online, Zoom

    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: Understanding the planning process

    Come see how to navigate the planning system in Scotland and when can communities have their say on what gets built in their neighbourhood, from the initial development plans to specific planning applications. However, with power ultimately in the hands of the Scottish Ministers, there is only so far that legal avenues can take us.

    This session aims to look at the detail of the planning process, and hear from campaigners and Living Rent members who have successfully overturned a planning application.

    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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