With the bedroom tax and other benefit cuts taking effect from 1st April many people are being left unable to pay and not knowing where to turn. Local benefit justice meetings have been organised bringing together local communities to support each other and to organise campaigns to put pressure on local councils and housing associations to say no to evictions and to look at redesignating properties to avoid the bedroom tax. There are already strong campaigns in Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Liverpool among other places and meetings have been held in Gillingham, Chatham, and Tower Hamlets.
This Meeting is supported by: Southwark Defend Council Housing, Southwark Disabled People Against Cuts,SouthwarkGroup Of Tenants Organisation, Southwark TUC, Southwark UNISON, Southwark UNITE, Southwark Save Our Services
Eileen Short- Defend Council Housing
Paula Peters- Disabled People Against Cuts
Ian Ritchie- Southwark Group of Tenants Organisation
Venue: Walworth Methodist Church, 54 Camberwell Road SE5 0EN
Date and Time: 7pm, Thursday 25th April
NO BENEFIT CUTS- NO EVICTIONS
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45