The Stop Social Housing Stigma campaign is run by a group of tenants, who are passionate about challenging stigma in social housing, and taking positive action to promote being a social housing tenant.
We meet regularly to plan and deliver the campaign, and we’re supported by different housing associations across the UK.
If you want to get involved, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter.
My name is Fiona Brown. I have been an involved tenant of Progress Housing for about 20 years with the tenant Forum and Scrutiny. I became involved with the Stop Social Housing Stigma campaign almost from its inception in 2017. I had observed first-hand the stigma faced by social housing tenants and saw that the way to change things was to become involved, so I was honoured to be elected as a member of the campaign team. Now as the treasurer of Stop Social Housing Stigma, I am even more passionate to support the campaign in its aim to eradicate stigma in social housing.
I’m a tenant of London Borough of Croydon and been an active ‘involved’ Tenant for over 14 years. I currently chair Croydon’s Tenants and Leaseholders Panel and serve on various other panels. Naturally, I’m drawn to causes that promote resident wellbeing and healthy tenant/landlord relationship.
I was introduced to the then Benefit to Society(now Stop Social Housing Stigma) shortly after its inception, being very passionate about addressing the causes of stigmatisation within social housing. What was very remarkable at my first meeting was the passion and enthusiasm of the panel members. I left that meeting saying, yes, this is a cause and a group I’d be happy to work with.
I’m very encouraged when I reflect on our journey thus far and feel very positive about our future; in serving as vice chair, I’m committed ‘flying the flag, so to speak, for fair representation for residents who live in social housing.
My name is Andrew Johnson and I’ve been a social housing tenant for over 30 years. I’ve been an involved tenant for about 20 years with my landlord Rochdale Boroughwide Housing covering all areas of RBH’s business.