A big thanks to everyone who came along to Briggate today to show their disgust at these cruel attacks on claimants and people with long-term illness and disability. Members of the public were sympathetic, and we got a fair bit of media coverage – even if it wasn’t all accurate! Our new display boards attracted […]

This Thursday, 11th September, is a national Day of Action against benefit sanctions, workfare and all benefit cuts (including the bedroom tax).   In Leeds, we will be meeting in Briggate (near the Body Shop) from 12 noon until 2pm, with stalls, display boards and banners, to raise our voices about the vicious cruelty of […]

On September 11th people all around the country will be taking action against the government’s cruel regime of sanctions against people relying on Job-Seekers Allowance, and those in the Work-Related Activities group of Employment Support Allowance. We’re also opposing the policy known as “workfare”, of making claimants work for free as a condition of getting […]

Hands Off Our Homes is still fighting. We’re meeting monthly (details below) in Central Leeds, we’re still campaigning and giving advice and support. We anticipate more tenants needing this in upcoming months – we really can make a difference if we stick together and spread the message – keep calm, stay put, organise together.  Here’s […]

STOP PRESS: Discretionary Housing Payments and Moving Costs – help is there! Here is the latest information for people to get Discretionary Housing Payments to help with the bedroom tax and for financial help with moving house Affected by Bedroom Tax? Not got financial help from the council (Discretionary Housing Payment?) Read this If any […]

A number of tenants around the country have made successful appeals against housing benefit decisions requiring them to pay the bedroom tax. Below we have given some of the arguments which tenants have used in successful appeals. If none of these apply to you there may still be other arguments you can use, and you […]

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Lets get together to demand a different way: Last year Hands Off Our Homes held a 1000 person strong demonstration against the bedroom tax and welfare reform in Leeds City Centre. Since then we have won concessions from the council and government and the bedroom tax is on its knees. Other campaigns have caused big […]


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