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Tenants’ tales of council housing launched at ARCH Tenants’ Conference 19/05/2011 Labelled as Tenants

ARCH marked its annual Tenants' Conference 2011 with the launch of a new publication featuring interviews with tenants about their experiences of council housing.

More than 120 council tenants from across England met on 19th May for this year's event at Milton Keynes Dons Stadium to hear about latest housing issues and give their views.

The new booklet Home Truths: Tenants' Tales of Council Housing was launched by ARCH Tenants' Group chair, Jennifer Holmes, a West Lancashire District Council tenant.

She said: 'As someone who lives in a council home and is proud to do so, I get sick and tired of negative media stereotypes of council tenants. Home Truths challenges that image. Resources are scarce and there are tough issues facing councils and their tenants. But local authority tenants are no different to anyone else and we wanted to show the positive side of life in council homes.'

Residents in local authority homes across England tell their stories in the booklet. These include: an 82-year-old community champion from Birmingham; a woman who runs a charity for terminally ill people from her South Derbyshire bungalow; a school cook from West Lancashire; a young man preparing for life in his first home; and families in North Kesteven, who are overjoyed to move into new, eco-friendly houses.

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