Making our voices heard

At Community’s biennial delegate conference in 2019, members of the union came together to decide our priorities for the year ahead. Homelessness was an issue that really resonated with the delegates, and they took the decision that it should be a priority campaign for the union.

We’re making sure veteran homelessness is at the top of the agenda. Recently, we took our campaign to the Labour Party conference and got agreement that the Labour Party would:

  • Have a radical approach to dealing with the housing crisis in its manifesto including investing more than any previous government in social and affordable homes and safe places to live.
  • Support our veteran community by working to ensure that all housing policy considers the impact on our veterans, that housing support for veterans is properly resourced and that local authorities ensure former members of the armed services are made a priority for support.
  • Work both in government and as the Opposition to end the homelessness crisis.
  • Commit to making 8,000 more homes available for those with a history of rough sleeping.