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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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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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Fight Against Fuel Poverty

January 27, 2021

Once a pioneering example of social housing, Park Hill flats were built for the people of Sheffield. In 2020 when corporate redevelopers Urban Splash hiked heating charges for all residents, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it risked pricing ordinary people out of...

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ACORN Stands With Key Workers

January 27, 2021

    Last summer - during the worst public health crisis in living memory - a house of ACORN members, most of whom were key workers in the care sector, came to the union for help with a host of problems with their house,...

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