Organised by The House of St Barnabas
About this event
Join us on the 5th July for a panel discussion in partnership with Crisis, discussing, can people who work still afford a home? This is an opportunity to engage with our panellists on the chosen topic.
In 2022, England saw its stock of social housing decline by 29,000 homes. Meanwhile, rent in the private rented sector has increased by 12% in 2022 across the UK, with rents increasing at a record pace in cities such as Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. A new report from Crisis highlights that over 200,000 families and individuals who tried to move last year were forced to accept a property that was unsuitable or in poor condition - which includes having no access to a working bathroom or kitchen. With over 270,000 households already recorded as homeless in England, people working for the real Living Wage struggle to pay their rent and question whether work is working for them.
Against this backdrop, our panellists will explore the need for alternative approaches, especially based on the transformational power of start-ups.
The debate will be chaired by Francesca Albanese, Director of Policy and External Affairs at Crisis. And we are delighted to be joined by: · Raza Ullah: Founder and CEO at Pfida, an ethical financial technology company on a mission to enable everyone to own a home without interest and debt. Faisal Butt: Founder and Partner at Pi Labs, a Venture Capital firm backing the innovators who are transforming the built world. · Ceri Sheppard: Director of Impact at House of St Barnabas, a different type of private member club, breaking the cycle of homelessness.
The club operates a strict door policy. In order to attend, your name must be on the guest list to attend this event.
House of St Barnabas is London’s only charity members club, on a mission to break the cycle of homelessness. We champion diversity and togetherness and hope to build a uniquely inclusive community in London for all.
Regrettably, due to the nature of our Grade 1 Listed building, there is limited disabled access. We always hope to accommodate your needs as well as we can, so please do email email@example.com for any specific enquiries.
For more information about The House of St Barnabas visit: www.hosb.org.uk