Housing Rights Defenders

Campaign for change to tackle the housing issues that matter most to you.

Housing Rights Defenders

Campaign for change to tackle the housing issues that matter most to you.

Join the growing network of Housing Rights Defenders taking action in their local area to change and challenge the system and practices causing local housing issues.

Whether you're facing a housing issue or if you’re an activist with skills that can help others in your community in their fight, becoming a Housing Rights Defender is all about coming together at local level to make a lasting impact.

As a Housing Rights Defender, you will learn to:

  • identify shared issues facing your community

  • build your power and the power of your community to tackle these issues through campaigning

  • use your skills in creative ways

Get involved

Communities have the power to create real change. By working together we can take steps to ensure everyone has a safe, quality and affordable home.

Currently there are networks of Housing Rights Defenders in:

  • Glasgow

  • Edinburgh

  • Aberdeen

  • Dundee

Each network is supported by a local Community Organiser. Community Organisers can provide you with:

  • regular one-to-one support, to help you bring people together

  • training to help build your campaigning knowledge and skills

  • resources to help you get started and keep your campaigns going

  • advice and guidance on your campaigns

Glasgow Housing Rights Defenders

Join Glasgow’s Housing Rights Defenders to grow the local movement for change tackling bad housing and homelessness.

Your local Community Organiser is Meghan O'Neill.

Meghan O Neill Glasgow's community organiser

Edinburgh Housing Rights Defenders

Edinburgh has the highest rents in Scotland, bringing with it a number of housing issues. By working together, Edinburgh’s Housing Rights Defenders have the power to make a difference.

Your local Community Organiser is Maddie Barink.

Profile picture of Maddie Barink the Edinburgh Community Organiser

Aberdeen Housing Rights Defenders

Aberdeen’s Housing Rights Defenders believe that everyone who calls our city home should have a warm, affordable and safe place to live.

Your local Community Organiser is Jacob Campbell.

Profile image of Jacob, Shelter Scotland's Aberdeen community organiser

Dundee Housing Rights Defenders

Now is the time to join Dundee’s Housing Rights Defenders to help make a real difference to housing in the city.

Your local Community Organiser is Jack Ferguson.

Jack Ferguson, Dundee Community Organiser

Start your local fight for home

Whether you’ve never taken action before, or you’re a seasoned activist, you can access our resources and guides at any time to help your campaign.

See the resources