Tag Archives: resources

A ‘guide to doorknocking’…

If you would like to help out by taking information about benefit changes or copies of the petition out on your street, it can feel a bit intimidating. Here’s a quick guide to get you started: Why we’re doorknocking: We want to make sure that people, even those not affected by cuts, have information about […]

Resources for taking round your street/estate/neighbourhood

Brent Housing Action is getting bigger and bigger… and we want to get more people involved to give and receive support (and help persuade our council to resist and stand against cuts). So if you want to take action, there are a few immediate things you can do: Put up posters in your window or […]

The DWP’s guidance to local authorities…

Check this out: This is what the Department for Work and Pensions tells Brent Council to tell you. Interesting lines… “Bedroom size 12. We will not be defining what we mean by a bedroom in legislation and there is no definition of a minimum bedroom size set out in regulations. It will be up to […]

What our social landlords are saying…

We’ve had a look at the messages Brent social landlords are putting out around the bedroom tax and other benefit changes and linked to them below. If you’re a social landlord or council tenant and you have received a notification you’re willing to share, please email us at brenthousingaction@gmail.com – We’re interested in finding out […]

Brent Housing Action flyers

We’ve produced a little flyer that you can download and print to tell your neighbours about the bedroom tax and the Brent campaign against it. You can download it below… bedroom tax print flyer  – this gives some info about BHA and some basic info about who the bedroom tax will and wont affect (this […]

Hands off our Homes posters

If you want to show your opposition to the bedroom tax and support your neighbours, you can download and display the graphic or poster below. We’ll be adding more logos and posters you can use on your street soon. If you’d like something added, please get in touch. The jpg for use on posters or […]

Proposed Brent Discretionary Housing Payment Scheme 2013/14

Brent published this report back in December – it outlines the categories of household which will be eligible for ‘discretionary payments’ in either the short or long term to help them sustain their housing in the face of benefits cuts and breaks down how Brent thinks it will spend the funds. The report suggests that […]

An argument for a mass challenge

The SPeye blog has a great post highlighting the possible impact of widespread challenge of housing benefit changes and advocating for affected residents to challenge, appeal and resist until the cost and bureaucracy of the changes make it impossible for councils to continue to enforce them. It’s a pretty long post, with lots of details […]

Template Letters

As the cuts start to impact on families and their homes, we’re collecting examples of template letters you can use to challenge changes to your benefits or threats of eviction. If you have found a better one, or have written a letter of your own that you’re happy to share, please let us know. So […]