Category Archives: Update

4600 Impacts of Welfare Reform in Leeds

In April 2012 the rules for Working Tax Credit for couples with children changed. Previously, couples had to work at least 16 hours a week between both parents. Since April they will have to increase their working hours to at … Continue reading

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The Peoples Power

Come and meet them at Disrupting Poverty in Leeds http://dispov.eventbrite.co.uk/ What’s thePeoplesPower.co.uk all about? In a few words – Collective Energy Purchasing. To sign-up (it’s free and there’s no obligation): http://www.thepeoplespower.co.uk/ We think the relationship between energy suppliers and household consumers … Continue reading

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Uptake of Free School Meals

Nice work from the Children’s Society.  This is a big issue in Leeds where some 4000 children a day entitled to free school meals who don’t take them up.

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Update from Sharon at Logisitik on ‘I Love West Leeds’

Having attended the last Disrupting Poverty event Feature Media, Interplay and Logistik decided to get together and try and disrupt poverty on their doorstep in the only way we know how – by being creative. Here’s what we’ve done so … Continue reading

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Update from Ben Fisher on The Fuel Poverty Project

At the last Dispov Leeds, Fuel Poverty was my big issue: if you’re spending a large proportion of your income on energy bills, a reduction will allow you a bit more financial flexibility. With schemes such as “Wrap Up Leeds” … Continue reading

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Disrupting Poverty – A Results Factory

Leeds aspires to be The Best City in the UK. But to the 23% of Leeds’ children who live in poverty, rising to almost 50% in some communities, this must seem a very distant goal. What can we do about … Continue reading

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Disrupting Poverty – An Update – What’s Next?

Firstly a big thank you to those who managed to join us on the day at the Disrupting Poverty event.  For those of you who weren’t able to join us – no matter, but please read on. The event managed … Continue reading

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