On 15th of January a meeting was held to launch an intense campaign against sanctions within the benefits system. The new group will now be meeting regularly, and will next be meeting at 6.30pm on Tuesday 27th January, at Ebor Court, Skinner Street, LS1 4ND. This is in the area between Westgate and Wellington Street, […]


Hi everyone, welcome to the first Hands Off Our Homes update of 2015, and an initial list of dates for your diary. (see below). Here’s a summary – if you can help with any of these please contact us. Thursday 15th Jan- meeting to launch campaign against sanctions and benefit cuts, 6pm Victoria Hotel, Gt […]

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The Select Committee into benefits sanctions is seeking written submissions from claimants who have been affected by sanctions, especially people on ESA or who are on JSA but are affected by disability or illness. The form and details for sending in evidence is here (click on this news item to find link), so please use it if […]

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First off, we have decided to return to our pattern of monthly meetings, on the first Wednesday of every month. Our next meeting will therefore be on Wednesday 5th November (bonfire night, yes!) at 7pm at the UNISON offices on Woodhouse Lane – the road that goes up from Morrisons towards the universities. The building […]


Strike week Members of HOOH were on the picket lines with health workers yesterday (Monday), hearing about how staff on the lowest grades especially are being left further and further behind in terms of pay – and how working conditions and vital parts of the service are being wrecked by contracting out. They were all […]


This week is a national week of action against workfare, and Hands Off Our Homes will be out meeting claimants who have been forced onto workfare under the threat of benefit sanctions. We’ll also be gathering information about companies and organisations which benefit from forced unpaid work, as a first step towards a campaign of […]


Update, and some important news and events Next meeting Wednesday 1st October, 7pm at the UNISON offices on Woodhouse Lane (near the university) – all welcome, call/text/email for more info/directions This update includes: Notes from the last Hands Off Our Homes meeting Info: new supervised jobsearch scheme Meeting: We Need to Talk About Work Week […]


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