Leeds Tenants Federation conference on Welfare Cuts

housingbenifitsThis Saturday (13 October), Leeds Tenants Federation is organising a conference – free to attend – for everyone in Leeds who want to learn more about the Coalition Government’s welfare cuts and what it will mean for people now and in the future.

The event starts at 10.30am and will be held in the Banqueting Suite of the Civic Hall in central Leeds. You can find the Civic Hall on this map and more information about the conference and how to register here

As Leeds Tenants Federation tries to represent residents across Leeds, it is vital that as many tenants as possible renting in both social and private sectors attend this event and make your voices heard on what these devastating cuts will mean for you. It will also be a great opportunity for tenants to talk together about we are going to fight these cuts and defend the welfare system under attack.

Speakers include:

Councillor Peter Gruen – who is the elected politician responsible for the Council’s housing policies

Steve Carey – who is the Chief Officer in charge of welfare benefits administered by Leeds City Council

Eileen Short – who is a housing campaigner and Chair of the Defend Council Housing campaign

Stuart Hodkinson – who is researching the impact of welfare cuts and social housing reforms at University of Leeds

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