Our story

ACORN is a tenants union, a community organisation, a support network, an anti-poverty organising group. Too many of us – renters, workers, families – are being treated as second class citizens. We want equality.

We’re organisers. We start from where we are: Skint. Facing the storm of this housing crisis. Living in low pay UK. We talk with others, whether on the doorstep or on Facebook. We come together, building union branches in our towns and cities, and we make plans to help each other – and fight for improvements. Then we act – and then we win.

The revolution starts at home...

First and foremost we’re a tenants union. We came together over rising rents, evictions and disrepair. We want decent, secure, affordable homes for all. Our revolution starts at home…

...And finishes in the workplace

And the nursery. The local park. In the job centre. And in Westminster. Because we also need good jobs & communities. This housing crisis is an employment crisis, a welfare crisis, and an economic and political crisis

That's right

We can make things better here and now, but there are no easy fixes. We need a revolution in politics and the economy. One based on the slogan “solidarity is strength” and that ends in “the people shall rule” and “everything for everyone”.

SO WHAT DO WE DO?

We MOBILISE WINNING CAMPAIGNS - AND SCALE THEM UP
Our fight for housing justice was started by 100 people in 1 neighbourhood. 3 years later, we’re 20,000 people in towns and cities across the UK.Along the way we’ve tackled rogue landlords, prevented evictions and made politicians pay attention.We’ve registered 3000 voters and beaten a bank. Join a current campaign or volunteer to start something.
We HELP, SUPPORT & DEFEND EACH OTHER
ACORN members know our community has got their back in tough times.1000 tenants & housing advisors stand ready with advice and support on our Facebook Group.And where there’s a branch we’ll take action to defend members facing rogue landlords or other bullies

 

We BUILD POWERFUL LOCAL ORGANISATION
We train and support local organisers to involve 100’s, plan and launch effective campaigns and build solid union branchesYou’ll find all the best people at an ACORN event, organising locally to build a powerful voice for fairness. So why not join in?Volunteer your skills with comms or logistics, join an issue working group or organise to make sure your neighbours & colleagues are involved. Click here to get started.
AND We develop THE leadership IN OUR COMMUNITIES
We provide training, regular support and a national communication network to everyone who gets involved to help.Our Organisers Toolkit is full of how-to guides and volunteers share ideas  nationally on our Slack teamEveryone can lead. Leadership is nothing more than helping others achieve shared goals. Take the lead now.

 

SO WHAT DO WE DO?

We MOBILISE WINNING CAMPAIGNS - AND SCALE THEM UP

Our fight for housing justice was started by 100 people in 1 neighbourhood. 3 years later, we’re 20,000 people in towns and cities across the UK. Along the way we’ve tackled rogue landlords, prevented evictions and made politicians pay attention. We’ve registered 3000 voters and we’ve even beaten a bank. Join a current campaign or volunteer to start something.
 

We HELP, SUPPORT & DEFEND EACH OTHER

ACORN members know our community has got their back in tough times. 1000 tenants & housing advisors stand ready with advice and support on our Facebook Group. And where there’s a branch we’ll take action to defend members facing rogue landlords or other bullies

We BUILD POWERFUL LOCAL ORGANISATION

We train and support local organisers to involve 100’s, plan and launch effective campaigns and build solid union branches You’ll find all the best people at an ACORN event, organising locally to build a powerful voice for fairness. So why not join in? Volunteer now with an issue campaign group, to use your skills with comms or logistics or to make sure your neighbours & colleagues are involved. Click here to get started

AND We develop THE leadership IN OUR COMMUNITIES

We provide training, regular support and a national communication network to everyone who gets involved to help.
Our Organisers Toolkit is full of how-to guides and volunteers share ideas  nationally on our Slack team
Everyone can lead. Leadership is nothing more than helping others achieve shared goals. Take the lead now.

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