#HousingDay 2020 on 7th October

Make sure you get involved!

#HousingDay, the 24-hour social media event, will take place on Wednesday, 7th October 2020.

Now in its eighth year, #HousingDay has played an important role in raising the profile of the social housing sector and ensuring the voices of residents and leaseholders are heard.

The theme for 2020 is 'The importance of home' in support of the national ‘Homes at the Heart’ campaign and coalition calling for a once-in-a-generation investment in social housing.

The cross-sector campaign has been set up to highlight the crucial role decent, safe, and genuinely affordable housing plays, not only in times of crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic, but always.

Commenting on the theme, #HousingDay lead Leslie Channon, said: “Never has there been more of a time, in recent history, where the importance of home and community has been so starkly demonstrated within our society.

“Although I have had Covid19 and I have been ill for many months - I have been very grateful for the home and community I have.  When I was too ill to take care of myself, my community stepped in and dropped off meals and went shopping for me.  My community has held my family together.

"#HousingDay has always been a celebration of social housing and the important role it can play in supporting people's lives. We are delighted to be lending our support to ‘Homes at the Heart’.”

It's easy for everyone to get involved in #HousingDay but first we need to spread the word. Please get the date out there and encourage friends, colleagues, residents and your wider communities to get involved. We would love to hear your positive stories.

The Twitter hashtag is #HousingDay. Follow @housingday for more information.