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?


Launching the 3rd Leeds Poverty Truth Commission

‘My biggest accomplishment in life will never be money, it will be who I raised.’ – Christine An accident in the family set off the dominos in Christine’s life that led to her struggles against poverty. Taken into care at 3 years old, having her name and identity taken away, and made to feel hopeless […]

Learning from Leeds PTC

Over the last year, we have been working on a project with Leeds University School of Sociology and Social Policy to celebrate the achievements of Leeds Poverty Truth and share lessons to improve the representation of people affected by poverty in public and political life. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing some of […]