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Report launch: A Home of Her Own: Housing and Women

Event Date: Thursday 18th July 2019

When? 18th July 2019,14:30-16:00

Where? The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

RSVP: jenna.norman@wbg.org.uk

The Women’s Budget Group and the Women’s Housing Forum invite you to the launch of our latest report: ‘A House of Her Own: Housing and Women.’ The event is being hosted by Helen Hayes MP for Dulwich and West Norwood. The Exclusive new data shows the crisis of housing affordability and homelessness for women.

We are delighted to welcome speakers from:

  • The Women’s Budget Group

  • The Women’s Housing Forum

  • Coventry Women’s Aid

Housing is one of the most urgent public policy issues in the UK. Our housing system is in crisis and this is a gendered issue. In this ground-breaking report, the Women’s Budget Group demonstrates how the housing crisis is hitting women hardest: new data demonstrates the crisis of affordability and the knock on effect this is having on statutory homelessness, precarious or temporary housing, financial abuse and, violence against women and girls.

We believe this can change. Speakers will use the report to make recommendations for investment and collaborative work required across departments and sectors to allow all women to live affordably and free of abuse in homes of their own. Recommendations from this report will also feed into the Women’s Budget Group’s new Commission for a Gender-Equal Economy because affordable housing is part of our vision for a gender-equal economy.

We hope you will join us for this important event. 

RSVP: jenna.norman@wbg.org.uk

This report is delivered as part of a project with the Coventry Women’s Partnership


Coventry Women's Partnership is a unique 3-year project, led by FWT – A Centre for women, which has been created with 5 organisations in Coventry to ensure women in the city feel supported, empowered and believed. We want to break down barriers in access to crucial services, and to make support easier. Our partnership includes Coventry Haven Women’s Aid, CRASAC, Coventry Law Centre and Kairos WWT.

Through referrals across the partnership, we will work with women who need support in any of the following areas:

• Education, Training and routes to Employment
• Confidence Building
• Financial security including Debt Advice
• Health & Wellbeing support & easier access to services
• Rape & Sexual Abuse
• Domestic Violence
• Pathways to exiting prostitution, homelessness & drug addiction
• Staying safe from Sexual Exploitation
• Language support
• Access to childcare
Our research partner, The Women’s Budget Group, will be working with us to evaluate this visionary & innovative project for women in the city.

To receive support or to find out more, please contact:
(024) 7663 7693
(07340) 540659
Twitter: @FWTCov

Past events

** Join us in London in 2019 for the debut open meeting of the Women's Housing Forum! **

Register for FREE on Eventbrite now

Date: Fri, January 18, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM GMT

Venue: The Institution Of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick St, London EC1V 3PS

Guest Speakers:

Kate Henderson (NHF)

Terrie Alafat (CIH)

The forum is collaborative by nature, and so we will be sharing ideas and suggestions on what the forum should cover, and how. For that reason, we are running the event in a workshop format, each led by someone with lived experience of the issues raised and a housing professional.

The workshop topics we have chosen for the first forum event are:

* Women, Young Girls and Homelessness

* Domestic Abuse

* Women and Design

Intersectionality, which considers the overlapping contexts that women face in relation to their race, sexuality, age etc. alongside being a woman, is at the heart of the work and research the forum wants to do and will be considered at every workshop.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in women’s housing issues but spaces are limited and by ticket only.

In the meantime, you can join the conversation on Twitter #WHF #HousingIsAFeministIssue

Tweet us @Womens_Housing

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

This event is kindly sponsored by Devonshires Solicitors LLP.