Poverty Dehumanises us all.

Poverty is a problem for everyone in Leeds.

The Leeds Poverty Truth Commission HuManifesto is an invitation to become part of the solution.

Click here to read the HuManifesto in full…




What if people living in poverty could take the lead on challenging the city’s leaders to work with them on tackling poverty? Would it make a difference to the decisions that are being made? Would new solutions to poverty be discovered? Would people listen and, if they did, would they better understand the challenges that poverty brings?


Deputation to Leeds City Council

As Maria got up out of her wheelchair and made her way to the microphone to speak, the council chamber fell silent. As she began to read the words prepared earlier, councillors turned around towards her and were transfixed. Beside her were 4 fellow commissioners, there to support Maria, and to present their HuManifesto to […]

Poverty Truth Commission – an exercise in Social Communication

Commissioner Nick Carter wrote this wonderful article for South Leeds Life earlier this week, so we thought we would share it here in full for all to read… Poverty Truth Commission – an exercise in Social Communication Today (28 March 2018) the Leeds Poverty Truth Commission will present their Humaifesto to the meeting of Leeds […]