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TVOA and The Key Worker Homes Fund present: What happens when the clapping stops? Housing our Heroes

December 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought long-overdue recognition of the critical role key workers play in supporting society and sustaining our cities. Thanks to their efforts, we can live as free, educated and safe people. The movement in Spring 2020 to clap for key workers demonstrated collective appreciation. But we all know that they deserve more than applause. It is as urgent now as it was then to permanently improve their quality of life.

So where are we now? What do key workers want; what do they desperately need; what can we do to help? This first event, in a series hosted by the Key Worker Homes Fund, invites active reflection and ideas for recovery.

The knowledge exchange series gives the stage to London local authority leaders, housing association heads, union chiefs, policy makers, economists and urbanists and asks them to share empathy, opinion, insight, and expertise. The three events are bound by the question: how can we improve the lives of key workers in our city?

– Toby Fox, Managing Director, 3Fox (Chair)
– Cllr Paul Bell, Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning, London Borough of Lewisham
– Cllr Emine Ibrahim, Haringey, Housing and Estate Renewal
– Arthur Kay, Chair, Key Worker Homes Fund
– Mark Farmer, London Operational Manager, Royal College of Nursing

Next in the knowledge-exchange series:

The answer is above our heads: the value of location, liveability and longevity
1600hrs on 13th January

All in: creating neighbourhoods, sustaining cities.
1600hrs on 10th February

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