Tag Archives: Leeds

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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An Update on Our Last Disrupting Poverty Event

We thought you might like a progress report on our efforts to disrupt poverty in Leeds. What happened at the April Results Factory to Disrupt Poverty in Leeds? Once again about 40 people from across the city came together because … 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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How can a primary school be a vehicle for disrupting poverty?

I’m a governor at an inner city Leeds primary school. Over 60 per cent of the children who attend the school are eligible for free school meals, and a very high proportion of children are considered by the official statistics … 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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