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Take Care

Creating a response to the housing crisis

The Challenge

With the UK in the grip of a Tory government which has overseen rising homelessness, the failure to build new homes, the further privatisation of the housing market and the Grenfell tragedy, we devised Take Care Magazine to process exactly what is going on.

The Solution

Take Care Magazine is a side hustle, ran by five friends living between Glasgow and London. It collects a range of creative responses to what is widely acknowledged as the UK housing crisis. Alongside contributors, explored how the issue impacts our everyday lives.

We hope that Take Care will make an impact on the UK’s housing crisis in its own, small way. It was created in solidarity with people who are feeling the effects of the crisis. We published a short manifesto towards the end of the zine, which includes practical advice, info on local activist groups and further reading and information available online.

“We hope it can be informative in a more digestible way than some information available, make people realise they are not alone, and inspire action,” Lewis Gordon, Editor.

The Team

Graphic Designer: Sarah Bethan Jones
Project Manager: Charlotte Fountaine
Video Creator: Romany Rowell
Illustrator: Frances Gordon
Editor: Lewis Gordon

The Impact

We raised funds with a successful Kickstarter which allowed us to print 150 copies of the magazine. Take Care is stocked in 6 shops in Glasgow, Sheffield, London and Amsterdam. We sold out online within months of printing the magazine. Take Care was featured on It’s Nice That and Creative Review.