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

  • Another non sense from the council. These women need protection and not indifference
  • These women have been through enough in life to be living in a hostel, why add unnecessary stress and instability?
  • This is an absolute scandal As a resident and taxpayer of tower hamlets I feel the need to speak up in support of these women These women have been through enough of an ordeal without having to cope with more unnecessary stress in relation to their living arrangements Asking them to go to a mix gender hostel is an absolute joke and totally unfair Thumbs down 👎🏻 tower hamlets council

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