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Issues Housing


A registered charity and limited company devoted to eradicating homelessness in the South Wales Valleys.

Advisory Service for Squatters (ASS)

Provides legal and practical advice to squatters and other homeless people. Includes online resources about legislation, campaign materials, details of their services and publications, and contacts.

Association of Retained Council Housing

An association of councils in England who have retained ownership and management of their council homes.

BBC - London Fire

Detailed look at the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017.

Big Issue

Weekly magazine which exists to offer homeless and vulnerably housed people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income. Includes details of the current issue as well as vendors' stories.

Cymorth Cymru

Representative body in Wales for providers of housing related support and homelessness services. Includes details of events and training.

Defend Council Housing

Formed to protect council housing provision and tenants' rights; includes a substantial collection of resources and materials, details of events and activities, newsletters, and contacts.

Empty Homes

Offers practical advice and assistance, so people and communities can create new homes in empty properties; also campaigns for more empty homes to be brought into use. Includes resources, how to get involved, and contacts.

Eviction Resistance Network

A diverse alliance of individuals and groups dedicated to keeping people in their homes.

Grenfell Community Response

Provides updates, information and news on the fire at Grenfell Tower and the legal processes surrounding it, including the public inquiry.


Formed to support user involvement and self-help organisations in the field of homelessness. Includes a directory, information about their services, grants, and training, and contacts.

Help to Buy

Home of this official government scheme which aims to help people get onto the housing ladder with as little as a 5% deposit. helptobuy

Housing Advice NI

Protecting and promoting housing rights for all in Northern Ireland. Includes advice, a services directory and a section dedicated to young people.

The Housing Law Website

Provides a user-friendly guide through different aspects of UK housing law, with information about legislation and specific cases.

National HMO Lobby

An association of groups working to ameliorate the impact of concentrations of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) on their communities; provides a guide to their activities and campaigns, with news and contacts.

National Homeless Advice Service

Provides support and resources to homelessness advice agencies in England. Features publications and events details, plus further information for members.

The Pavement

A free monthly magazine for homeless readers, distributed in London and Scotland. Includes a directory of services, news and features, a profile, and contacts.


A group campaigning for first time buyers and cheaper housing; includes background resources and campaign materials, news, contacts, and a blog.

Quaker Homeless Action

Offers fellowship, practical assistance to and a voice for homeless and marginalised people in Britain.

Room Sponsor

YMCA initiative in which the public can commit to sponsor a room for a homeless person.

Scottish Council for Single Homeless

National membership body in Scotland for organisations and individuals tackling homelessness. Provides newsletters, briefings and event listings as well as emergency information.

Scottish Housing News

Daily newsletter for Scotland’s social and affordable housing sector highlighting issues from homelessness to welfare.

Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR)

Regulates registered social landlords and the landlord and homelessness services of local authorities. Provides details of their inspections and standards, with reports and publications.

SQUASH - Squatters' Action for Secure Homes

A campaign against making squatting illegal in England and Wales; includes news, resources, contacts, and their blog.

Step by Step

Homelessness charity providing emergency accommodation and a structured scheme of accommodation, with support, giving opportunities which can lead to independent living. stepbystep

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