Record Details

NGOAdvisory Service for Squatters (ASS)
AddressAdvisory Service for Squatters (ASS), Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 7QX
Telephone020 32160099
Background InformationThe Advisory Service for Squatters (ASS) is a workers' collective, giving advice to squatters and the homeless. The ASS advises on the legal and practical implications of squatting (the unauthorised occupation of an empty property), with the intention of maximising the chances of squatters remaining in a given property. The ASS also publishes The Squatter's Handbook. The ASS, initially called the Squatters Advisory Service, emerged out of the Family Squatters Advisory Service. This campaign, established by Jim Radford and Ron Bailey in 1970, and supported financially by Shelter, in turn developed out of the Homeless Hostel campaign of the late 1960s. Sources:; Curtis & Sanderson Unsung Sixties 2004 pp1-9
Year Created1975
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesHomeless Hostel campaign; Family Squatters Advisory Service; Squatters Advisory Service
Related OrganisationsShelter
KeywordsHousing and homelessness.
CollectionsThis organisation was contacted by DANGO and to date we have received no reply.
Last Edited ByRC at 11/09/2007 10:08:30