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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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  • Communications: Writing a blog post/short article

    This session will provide a time to practice writing together for Living Rent’s website - as a blogpost - but also for different audiences. Indeed, friendly news sources will sometimes ask Living Rent to put forward our own pieces and it’s important that many people feel able to put forward our visions and words to wider audiences.

    This session will be very practice-based, come with an idea or a story that you would like to write about for Living Rent and get support from fellow members drafting a structure and effectively putting it forward.

    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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  • 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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  • Political education: Rent struggles

    Our housing reflects countless struggles and attempts by tenants to make way for better housing, whether through rent strikes, organising committees, or fights to keep public control over homes and for new social housing to be genuinely affordable. Tenant organising has always shaped both public and social housing.

    Come to this session to learn about Scotland’s inspiring history of tenants’ struggle against sustained efforts to undermine tenants’ voices. The session will examine how the union’s everyday fights both connect to and diverge from this history and explore together how we can be inspired by the past as we fight for the future.

    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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  • With 75% of all dwellings in Scotland having some degree of disrepair, and  57% of homes below the EPC energy C rating, repairs and efficiency are two of Scottish tenants’ deepest concerns. Come learn about how to effectively pressure your landlord to adhere to the repairing and tolerable standards, and, as many repairs issues are shared by your neighbours, fight for better standards in your block.

    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: Care and Power

    As we build our power, fight for the issues that we care about and make real what previously was seen as impossible, we can forget how to take care of ourselves and burn-out. Here, we will look at both individual self-care practices as well as collective ones, in order to build the long-term movement that we need to achieve the future we deserve.

    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.

    rsvp
  • 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.

    rsvp