Radio panel show appeals to younger residents worried about the housing crisis

25 January 2018

A Brent-based radio show is offering listeners aged 30 or under to put their housing worries to a team of housing experts.


Beat 103.6 FM is inviting questions from younger listeners during its Time To Talk programme from 7.30-9 PM on Friday 26 January.


Listeners with burning questions around the affordability of housing and homelessness in Brent can tweet their questions during the show via @TheBeat1036fm, or they can phone in live on 0208 963 9566. The audience will also be able to contact the show via Facebook and Instagram.


The housing experts due to feature on the show include Atara Fridler, director of Crisis Skylight Brent; Jacky Peacock director of Advice4Renters and Laurence Coaker, Head of Housing Needs at Brent Council.


Cllr Harbi Farah, Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform, said: "This debate affects the hidden homeless in our borough: young people who are sofa surfing or living with family because they can't afford to move out. It's vital that we discuss the housing crisis and look at what we can do to help."


This coming Friday's Time To Talk show on Beat 103.6 FM will focus on housing affordability and homelessness in Brent. The panellists will also debate the impact of the introduction of Homelessness Reduction Act that will come into force this April.


Tune into the show on Friday evening or listen online here.