Getting a seat at the table: a deal for Shrewsbury Road Parents

We’re a housing organisation, right? Well, sort of. Our members are certainly organising for housing justice, and that won’t change any time soon. But, as a community union, we’re ready for anything that comes our way. So when Alphabet nurseries announced that they were closing their Shrewsbury Road branch in Forest Gate, Newham, Nurun - an ACORN member who has a child at the nursery - asked if she could help parents organise through ACORN, so they could get the best deal possible. Why not? Continue reading

What's in store in London in 2016?

Last year, things kicked-off in London and really started to move for ACORN nationally. As well as launching here in Newham, we also launched in Newcastle, grew stronger in Bristol, and started organising in Reading and Birmingham. This year, there's plenty more to look forward to. Continue reading

People power in Newham starts to pay off!

After hundreds of you spoke, the Newham boss in charge of private renting has agreed to listen to ACORN members about hazardous homes people feel they have to put up with. Without our members, we couldn't have got him to take us this seriously: this is people-power in action! So now we're heading to Newham's riverside offices to win changes for renters. Continue reading

Newham fairer renting campaign takes off: coming together for safety and security for everyone

AFTER pulling together to help members facing unfair evictions, we are now fighting for safety and security for everyone in Newham. The council's licensing scheme is a good idea, but not everybody's benefiting - only people-power will make sure it does. Continue reading