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
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. You can access the full report and executive summary here.
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.