Last week, 20 ACORN members turned up to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our member Adam, who was facing eviction by bailiffs.
We were outraged to hear that Sanctuary Housing, a housing association with over 250,000 properties, had called the bailiffs on a disabled member living in supported housing, over rent arrears.
Our members turned up before the bailiff did and blocked the corridor to Adam's flat. County court bailiffs are not authorised to use any force, which means that a group of us locking arms in front of a fellow member's door can be enough to stop an eviction happening, and buy a member more time. In this case, the bailiff turned up, took one look, and called off the operation.
This bought Adam more time, safe in his flat. It meant so much to him to see members pile in to stand with him.We win when we stand together!