Session 2: Housing, Homelessness and Inequality
Chaired by Bartle Sawbridge
Michael O’Keefe – Positive Money
Beth Boorman – National Community Land Trust Network
Tony Rich – RUSS (Rural Urban Synthesis Society)
Cllr Damian Egan – Lewisham Cabinet Member for Housing
Andrew Mitchell – 999 Club
Martin Williams – Achilles Street Campaign
Full audio recording: 1h 09m
See below for start times of individual speakers.
Introduction by the Chair of Session 2
Starts at 0m 17s
Through the Roof: House Prices and Profiteers
Starts at 01m 01s
Michael is a retired economist, non-executive director of Greenwich and Bexley Credit Union and co-chair of the Greenwich and Lewisham Positive Money local group.
Starts at 11m 56s
Beth Boorman is Communications and Policy Manager at the National CLT Network. The National CLT Network is the official charity supporting Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in England and Wales. There are currently 225 CLTs nationwide.
Self-Build Project in Ladywell
Starts at 19m 29s
Tony has lived in Lewisham for over 30 years and takes an active interest in local community projects. For the past four years he has volunteered with RUSS Community Land Trust and since 2015 has been on the board of trustees.
Housing in Lewisham
Cllr Damian Egan
Starts at 28m 50s
In 2018, Damien was elected Mayor of Lewisham. Prior to that, he was a Labour councillor for Lewisham Central ward since 2010, served as cabinet member for Housing, and worked He for the Ethical Trading Initiative, an NGO.
Homelessness – a Growing Problem
Starts at 39m 24s
Andrew Mitchell has worked at the 999 Club Charity on Deptford Broadway since 2006. In recent years it has gone through major change to focus its resources on helping people who experience homelessness, a growing problem.
Achilles Street Campaign
Starts at 46m 04s
Martin Williams is a long term resident and member of the Achilles Street campaign. Residents and retailers of the Achilles Street area are campaigning against proposals to redevelop their homes and businesses in the middle of New Cross.
Starts at 55m 54s
Informal recording of the breakout discussion:
Links to other pages:
Session 1: Battle of Lewisham: 40 years later
Session 3: Debt, Money and Exploitation
Session 4: Food and the Environment
Session 5: From Ideas to Action
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