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Founded in Bristol in 2014, ACORN is a mass membership organisation and network of low-income people organising for a fairer deal for our communities.


We live in expensive and poor quality homes. We struggle on low pay. We see people sleeping on our streets. We watch as food bank queues grow. 

It is us, the nurses, the shop workers, drivers, carers, parents that truly power society and produce the country’s wealth. Yet it is our housing that’s not good enough, our services and jobs that are cut.

Trade unions in decades before have brought together workers to fight and win. As a community union, we bring together all kinds of people up and down the country to do the same, on all the issues that matter to us. 

ACORN members believe we deserve good housing, good jobs, and good public services. We believe a better country is possible if we unite together. Alone our problems seem insurmountable, but together, we share the burden on thousands of shoulders - and together, we can win. Join us today.



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Victory for Swindon Sheltered Housing Residents!

October 15, 2021

In March this year residents from one sheltered housing scheme approached ACORN Swindon. Residents felt unsafe, neglected, and annoyed that they were paying for a service which was being cut. After a solid 9 month campaign, all that changed...

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Better Renting For Brighton

August 31, 2021

Brighton rents are amongst the highest in the country, with half of renters in the region experiencing illegal activity from their landlord. ACORN Brighton members have been fighting against one of the most powerful landlord lobbies in the country, to force Brighton Council to...

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Buses for the people!

May 11, 2021

Months of campaigning alongside Better Buses for Greater Manchester and other groups recently delivered a victory for ACORN members and everyone involved in the campaign to bring Greater Manchester’s buses into public control, as Manchester council leaders voted nine to one in favour of...

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