TUUK local branches work at the level of the neighbourhood and are led by branch co-ordinators. Coordinating a local TUUK branch should be a fun, rewarding and empowering experience. It will be an effective way to start powerful new local relationships and enable supporters to fight back against the housing crisis by coordinating TUUK campaigns at the neighbourhood level.
Coordinating a branch will require hard work, commitment and energy. If a supporter wants to join the fight for housing rights and start a new local branch, they should contact our Movement Team by filling in this contact form first.
We will also publish on our website a useful step by step guide on starting a new group for supporters who want to take the initiative in their own neighbourhood and set up a new branch.
Local coordinators set up and run local branches, plan and encourage participation in events, and organise local people to fight for our campaigns. Because each local branch will be different, the specifics of the coordinator’s role will vary, but it will always include:
- Attracting new members
- Retaining active members
- Developing strong lines of communication within the wider movement and with the TUUK Movement Team
- Organising events and activities
- Creating a powerful friendly, effective housing rights movement
- Local coordinators can expect:
- Community organiser training, regular one-to-ones and periodic reviews with TUUK.
- Meeting opportunities with TUUK officers, other movement coordinators and other key leaders.
- Support to develop new and existing TUUK branches.