Colin Wiles and Martin Wheatley are members of SHOUT
(Social Housing under Threat),
a campaign group made up of volunteers who, between them, have 300 years’ experience of working in the housing sector.
Colin and Martin explain how the UK got to where we are now and what can be done to rectify the situation...
Macintosh Court residents won the right to stay in their homes by sheer persistence and by asking the right people for support. Kate Macintosh, pictured here in the front, is the architect of the residents' home and was a key figure in the success of the campaign.
ASH, (Architects for Social Housing) work to save estates by creating alternative plans to demolition. They are also central to the whole uprising against estate regenerations across London.
Aylesbury leaseholder Beverley Robinson is fighting for her right to be a 100% homeowner and was one of the key advocates in winning over the council in the first CPO of the First Development Site [FDS] of the Aylesbury Estate.
Clifford Grant loves his home on Central Hill Estate. He's one of the many people who want to stay there.
But Lambeth Council has got plans for Central Hill. It's located on a hilltop overlooking London and that is just the sort of location that developers love.
Jerry Flynn is a member of 35%, a research campaign group.
35% works tirelessly and with very little support to help and secure victories for tenants and leaseholders in the Elephant and Castle area.
Cressingham Gardens Estate is located right by Brockwell Park in Brixton and the Council wants to get rid of it. But the residents don't want to move and they are putting up a good fight.
- And introducing Andy Worthington...
A writer, activist and musician, Andy Worthington is narrating Concrete Soldiers and will be going on tour too.
Andy is passionate about social housing and works in various capacities to support campaigns across London.