Leeds Tenants Federation

Leeds Tenants Federation (LTF) is an independent limited company representing all Leeds tenants and residents. It also represents Tenants and Residents Associations (TARAs) and Area Reps at the highest level, championing their excellent work in local communities and supporting them to tackle issues that matter most to them. We moved out of our offices at the end of March. Our details are listed below in the Contact LTF section.

This work is co-ordinated and overseen by our Board, made up of tenants and residents from the social and private housing sectors. Issues impacting tenants and residents are monitored by their TARA panel, a group of TARA members and Area Reps from across the city.

As well as focusing on TARAs and Area Reps, LTF continue to represent non-council housing tenants and co-ordinate campaigns on issues affecting tenants and residents generally.

We are part of VITAL (Voice of Involved Tenants In Leeds), the strategic city wide group that oversees tenant involvement at the highest level.

LTF has around 1500 individual members and over 100 organisation members.​​​​​



Contact LTFContact LTF<div class="ExternalClass2D4F3A7EC78545A59BA7C596C2831A08"><p>LTF no longer occupy premises at Westminster Buildings. Contact details are:</p> <p>Post: LTF, PO BOX 520, Leeds, LS6 9DZ</p> <p>Telephone: 07718 654634</p> <p>​​E-mail: <strong><a href="mailto:admin@leedstenants.org.uk">admin@leedstenants.org.uk</a></strong></p> <p>Facebook: <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/Leeds-Tenants-Federation-261817387169679/">Leeds Tenants Federation</a></strong></p> ​​​​​​​​​​​​​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>
The TARA GuideThe TARA Guide<div class="ExternalClass0366E71DF61A44609D68B1A5E9FFC6C2">​​<p> LTF, with advice from the TARA Panel, have produced a guide for groups filled with information on how to set up and run a group.</p> <p>You can <strong><a href="/docs/LTF%20TARA%20Guide%20-%20July%202016.pdf">download a copy of the guide (PDF 2.8MB)</a>,</strong> though every group should receive a hard copy in binder format, so you can add any of your information.</p> <p>If you think we could add anything that would be useful to you and other groups please contact us.</p> ​​</div>
The TARA Panel and TARA TalkThe TARA Panel and TARA Talk<div class="ExternalClassEC514719F7E0407BA33A37BDC4F0B09C"><p>​​The TARA Panel is made up of representatives from TARAs and Area Representatives in Leeds. Its aim is to promote good practice and knowledge sharing between around 100 groups across the city and provide a direct consultative forum for issues and policies that affect communities.</p><p>We have 10 monthly meetings a year that are usually held between 4.30-6pm in the middle of the month at a venue in the city centre.<br></p><h3>We are always looking for new members of groups to join the panel. If you are interested please contact us.</h3><p>The next meeting dates and topics are available <a href="/docs/LTF%20TARA%20Panel%20Topic%20Plan.pdf">here</a></p><p> </p><ul class="list list-bullet"><li><a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Actions%20and%20Summary%20-%20October%202018.pdf">TARA Panel Actions and Summary - 20 October 2018</a> <br> </li><li> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Actions%20and%20Summary%20-%20September%202018.pdf" rel="PDF">TARA Panel Actions and Summary - 14 September 2018</a><br></li> <li> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Actions%20and%20Summary%20-%209%20August%202018.pdf" rel="pdf">TARA Panel Actions and Summary - 9 August 2018</a><br> </li><li> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Actions%20and%20Summary%20-%2013%20July%202018.pdf" rel="pdf">TARA Panel Actions and Summary - 13 July 2018</a><br></li><li> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Actions%20and%20Summary%20-%20June%202018.pdf" rel="pdf">TARA Panel Actions and Summary - 14 June 2018</a><br></li><li> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Minutes%20-%2011%20May%202018.pdf" rel="pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 11 May 2018</a><br></li></ul><p> </p></div>
MembershipMembership<div class="ExternalClassAA06BE8C635944369018E77F2E78E878">​​<p>You can become an individual member of Leeds Tenants Federation or your TARA can become a group member. Membership is free and you will hear about our meetings and events and can ask us for advice.</p> <p><strong><a href="/docs/LTF%20Individual%20Membership%20Form.doc">Download the individual membership form (Word 134KB)</a></strong> and e-mail it to <strong><a href="mailto:admin@leedstenants.org.uk">admin@leedstenants.org.uk</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="/docs/LTF%20Group%20Membership%20Form.doc">Download the group membership form (Word 133KB) </a></strong> and e-mail it to <strong><a href="mailto:admin@leedstenants.org.uk">admin@leedstenants.org.uk</a></strong>​​​</p></div>
The BoardThe Board<div class="ExternalClass079A51AD7445437997E28189D52CB27B"><p>The LTF Board has a maximum capacity of 15 Directors, which include the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. We can also co-opt additional non-permanent members.</p><p>The current Board is:</p><p> <strong>Chair:</strong> Andrea Purdy<br><strong>Vice Chair:</strong> Margaret Foster<br><strong>Secretary:</strong> Jackie Worthington<br><strong>Treasurer:</strong> Wendi Carson<br><strong>Other Directors:</strong><br>David Wrighton<br> Sue Clifford<br> Maddy Hunter<br> Tony Hepworth<br> Roderick Morgan<br> Alan Mann<br> Dennis Moody<br> Mick Dodds<br> Jim Ojelade<br> Patricia Jackson<br></p><p>The full Board meets once a quarter.</p><p> <strong>Minutes of our Board meetings:</strong></p><p> <a href="/docs/Board%20Meeting%20Minutes%20-%208%20January%202018.pdf">Board Meeting minutes - 8 January 2018 (PDF 226KB)</a></p><p> <a href="/docs/Board%20Meeting%20Minutes%20-%209%20April%202018.pdf">Board Meeting minutes - 9 April 2018 (PDF 237KB)</a></p><p> <a href="/docs/Board%20Meeting%20Minutes%20-%202%20July%202018.pdf">Board Meeting minutes - 2 July 2018 (PDF 268KB)</a></p><p><a href="/docs/Board%20Meeting%20Minutes%20-%202%20Oct%202017.pdf">Board Meeting minutes - 2 October 2017 (PDF245KB)</a></p> <strong>Recruitment</strong> <p> </p><p>We currently have some Director roles to fill which will be advertised to tenants and residents of Leeds.</p><p>If you are interested in applying for a Director’s position please contact us.<br></p></div>
Recent activityRecent activity<div class="ExternalClassA504DE860E064C318C22E1B469D54C5F"><p> </p><ul><li>Jan 8 2018 Board Meeting</li><li>Jan 12 2018 TARA panel, Home Security</li> <li>Feb 15 2018 TARA panel, Mental Health Services</li><li>April 9 2018 Board Meeting</li><li>May 11 2018 TARA panel, Dementia Friendly Leeds</li><li>June 14 2018 TARA panel, Waste and Recycling</li><li>June 21 2018 General Meeting</li><li>July 2 2018, Board Meeting</li><li>July 13 2018 TARA panel, Domestic Violence Service</li><li>August 9 2018 TARA panel, Housing Options and Homelessness</li><li>September 14 2018 TARA panel, Leeds Crime Prevention Service</li><li>September 26 2018, Annual General Meeting</li></ul></div>
Reports and PublicationsReports and Publications<div class="ExternalClass405C328F60C84000B466AEFC7B91E34C"><p>​​You can see here any reports and publications that we have produced or we think may be of interest to you:</p> <br> <ul> <li><strong><a href="/docs/LTF%20TARA%20Guide%20-%20July%202016.pdf">TARA Guide (PDF 2.8MB)</a></strong> – information on how to setup and run your TARA – July 2016</li> <br> <li><strong><a href="/docs/TARA%20Service%20Offer%20June%2015.pdf">Housing Leeds Service Offer (PDF 601KB)</a></strong> - tells you how we are integral to their tenant involvement strategy</li> <br> <li><strong><a href="/docs/Home%20@%20Leeds%20newsletter%20summer%202015.pdf">LTF Home @ Leeds Summer newsletter 2015 (PDF 2.7MB)</a></strong></li> <br> <li>Over the years Leeds Tenants Federation has gathered a lot of information about the history of tenant involvement, which we have condensed into <strong><a href="/docs/LTF%20History.pdf">a document you can download (PDF 244KB)</a></strong>.​​​​​​</li> </ul> ​​​​​​​​</div>
Upcoming EventsUpcoming Events<div class="ExternalClass32B4DFC2110446439D82A874125ECCC0"><p>If you are interested in attending any of our events details are available from <a href="mailto:admin@leedstenants.org.uk">admin@leedstenants.org.uk</a></p><p>Oct 2 2018, Board Meeting</p><p>Oct 11 2018 TARA panel at John Lewis, Housing Leeds Service Offer</p><p>Nov 9 2018 TARA panel at John Lewis, Writing Successful Funding Bids</p><p>Nov 2018 Fourth Annual TARA Conference</p><p>Dec 13 2018 TARA panel at John Lewis, Topic Tbc</p><p>Jan 7 2019, Board Meeting</p><p>Jan 11 2019 TARA panel at John Lewis, Topic Tbc</p><p>Feb 14 2019 TARA panel at John Lewis, Topic Tbc</p></div>



AGM 2016 Minuteshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/AGM 2016 Minutes.pdf229847pdf
LTF AGM enquirieshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/LTF AGM enquiries.pdf31853pdf
LTF Historyhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/LTF History.pdf245761pdf
LTF Individual Membership Formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/LTF Individual Membership Form.doc137216doc
LTF Group Membership Formhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/LTF Group Membership Form.doc135680doc
Home @ Leeds newsletter summer 2015https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Home @ Leeds newsletter summer 2015.pdf2781058pdf
LTF TARA Guide - July 2016https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/LTF TARA Guide - July 2016.pdf2948931pdf
Service offerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Service Offer June 15.pdf615204pdf
Green Doctors and Warm for Well beinghttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Green Doctors and Warm for Well being.pdf4176196pdf
Board Meeting Minutes - 8 January 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Board Meeting Minutes - 8 January 2018.pdf230532pdf
Board Meeting Minutes - 9 April 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Board Meeting Minutes - 9 April 2018.pdf242326pdf
Board Meeting Minutes - 2 July 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Board Meeting Minutes - 2 July 2018.pdf274579pdf
Board Meeting Minutes - 2 Oct 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Board Meeting Minutes - 2 Oct 2017.pdf250323pdf
LTF TARA Panel Topic Planhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/LTF TARA Panel Topic Plan.pdf208798pdf
TARA Panel Actions and Summary - October 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Actions and Summary - October 2018.pdf101769pdf
TARA Panel Actions and Summary - September 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Actions and Summary - September 2018.pdf114106pdf
TARA Panel Minutes - 17th November 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Minutes - 17th November 2017.pdf262809pdf
TARA Panel Minutes - 11 May 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Minutes - 11 May 2018.pdf99439pdf
TARA Panel Minutes - 12 January 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Minutes - 12 January 2018.pdf202683pdf
TARA Panel Minutes - 14 December 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Minutes - 14 December 2017.pdf258227pdf
TARA Panel Minutes - 15 February 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Minutes - 15 February 2018.pdf297420pdf
TARA Panel Actions and Summary - 13 July 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Actions and Summary - 13 July 2018.pdf240286pdf
TARA Panel Actions and Summary - 9 August 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Actions and Summary - 9 August 2018.pdf232921pdf
TARA Panel Actions and Summary - June 2018https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Actions and Summary - June 2018.pdf255011pdf

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