To: Tower Hamlets Council

Keep Hopetown Hostel open

Keep Hopetown Hostel open

We are calling on Tower Hamlets council to:
- Keep Hopetown Hostel open
- Retain ALL of its women-only hostel beds
- Invest in social housing and support services for women and non-binary people

Why is this important?

Tower Hamlets council is evicting over 100 vulnerable residents from Hopetown women-only hostel in Whitechapel. The council is closing the hostel and cutting women-only hostel beds in the borough by one third. They have issued eviction notices and are forcing residents to move to mixed gender accommodation or sending them miles away out of borough.

Hopetown Hostel in Whitechapel is one of the last women-only hostels in East London.

Most homeless women and non-binary people are survivors of violence or abuse. With refuges closing their doors and a housing crisis, gender specific hostel services like Hopetown provide a vital space for survivors.

Tower Hamlets council are treating survivors and other vulnerable women appallingly and are putting them at risk.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Reasons for signing

  • This decision is outrageous ..if the council need to save money .take it from other sources..not a vital service like this
  • Vulnerable women and their children need accomodation and support.
  • Worked in Hopetown Hostel in 2016/2017. It provides a vital service to the community, one that many other hostels in London refuse to give as it is too challenging to deal with. It is vital to keep hostels like this opened and operating due to the need that exists in London; no matter what politicians and "public servants" might be saying to the contrary!

Updates

2017-10-31 11:24:23 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-10-29 20:50:26 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-10-29 10:24:47 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-10-29 09:49:20 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-10-28 16:23:11 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-10-28 11:25:37 +0100

10 signatures reached