The Advisory Service For Squatters is an advice service for squatters and homeless people, staffed by unpaid volunteers, and based in East London. Offering support since 1975, the ASS also publishes the tremendously useful ‘The Squatters Handbook’ (currently in its thirteenth edition).
Apart from the free housing advice service (make sure to call or email before visiting!), the ASS’s website collects a plethora of squatting-related resources, including historic documents, articles, and photographs.
New volunteers are always welcome, and can express their interest via the contact details on the ASS website. The group is always looking for people with relevant legal knowledge, campaigners, fund-raisers, translators, and anybody else with skills useful to the cause. Donations are always gratefully accepted too!
Whether you live in owned, rented, squatted, mobile, or other forms of accommodation, squatting is a right which should and must be defended by the greater public. This traditional last resort for those in desperate need of shelter is gradually being destroyed by the government and their cronies – fight for your rights, or lose them forever.