The Manchester Renters Forum will be held on the 1st March 2018, at The Mechanics Institute 6:30pm - 9pm.
Led by renters for renters, the forum is an opportunity to reflect on our experiences of renting in the city, and make collective demands for safe, secure and affordable housing, both now and into the future. At the forum attendees who struggle to access or live in private rented housing can speak directly to policy makers, Andy Burnham and Paul Dennett (GMCA lead for Housing) who will both be attending the event to listen to the concerns of renters. The Renters Forum aims to combat private renting issues, by building a platform on which those struggling to rent or those renting privately can voice their difficulties to council leaders. It aims to empower renters and forge greater cooperation and dialogue between them, landlords, council leaders and local support agencies.
The Forum has been organised by a coalition of organisations including Greater Manchester Housing Action, Tenants Union UK, GM Shelter & Acorn Communities Manchester. This Forum will be limited to residents of Manchester, it is hoped that further meetings will be planned for other Greater Manchester council areas.
The Forum is interested in hearing from disabled people who rent their homes privately to have an opportunity to voice their issues and demand solutions. It is important that the specific issues that disabled people are highlighted and action is taken to begin to make renting more secure, safer, affordable and accessible.
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The venue is wheelchair accessible - but contact Siobahn on 07914973354 or email: gmhousingaction [at] gmail.com if you have any other questions about access