COVID-19: Developing our Community Response
We are working with Manchester Tenants Union, Greater Manchester Housing Action and other campaigners to ensure that no-one loses their home as a result of the current crisis. The Judiciary’s decision to suspend all possession action until the 25th June is welcome – the key question remains what happens then? We are working to support grass community assistance programmes and develop and strengthen structures that will ensure that tenants are organised both during the crisis and beyond.
This will involve GMLC developing advice and information materials, training and resources for tenant activist as well increasing our capacity to provide direct advice and representation where necessary.
We urge people to get involved in this campaign; whether you can support GMLC and its advice, support the campaign or join the Tenants Union in their fight for housing justice.
The Tenants Union’s aim is to build powerful relationships between renters and tenants, creating housing justice through education, advocacy, leadership development and local organising.
Join the campaign to demand a fairer system for renters with their Renters Manifesto project, with legal,
political and social demands to end the housing crisis and revolutionise the unjust housing system:
Help us change this and get involved!
Unsurprisingly we have seen a significant increase in demand for employment advice given the massive uncertainty faced by millions of workers. We are working with volunteers from Kenworthys’ Chambers and others to provide additional employment advice surgeries over the coming weeks – can you help?
Whilst the Government increased Universal Credit to £94 a week, it is not increasing so called legacy benefits that are still paid to millions of people.
GMLC is supporting a legal challenge to this – are you in receipt of Income Support, ESA or JSA you could help – please contact email@example.com