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="ExternalClassE203C7D69B7C41D591E5B26B6F5AAA65">​​ <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.s.</p><p>We are always looking for new members of groups to join the panel. If you are interested please contact us.</p><p>The next meeting dates and topics are available <strong> <a href="/docs/LTF%20TARA%20Panel%20Topic%20Plan.pdf">here</a></strong></p> <br> <p> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Minutes%20-%2014th%20September%202017.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 14 September 2017</a></strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Minutes%20-%2012%20July%202017.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 12 July 2017</a></strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Minutes%20-%209th%20June%202017.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 9 June 2017</a></strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20panel%20minutes%20-%2018%20May%202017.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 18 May 2017</a></strong> </p><p> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20panel%20-%2013%20April%202017.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 13 April 2017</a></strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20panel%20minutes%20-%2010%20Feb%202017.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 10 February 2017</a></strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Agenda%20-%2012%20January%202017.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 12 January 2017</a></strong></p> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Agenda%20-%2012%20January%202017.pdf"> </a> <p> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Agenda%20-%2012%20January%202017.pdf"> <strong></strong></a> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20minutes%20%20-%2015%20Dec%202016.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 15 December 2016</a></strong></p> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20minutes%20%20-%2015%20Dec%202016.pdf"> </a> <p> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20minutes%20%20-%2015%20Dec%202016.pdf"> <strong></strong></a> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20minutes%20-%2011%20November%202016.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 11 November 2016</a></strong></p> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20minutes%20-%2011%20November%202016.pdf"> </a> <p> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Agenda%20-%2014th%20October%202016.pdf"> <strong></strong></a> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Agenda%20-%2014th%20October%202016.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 14 October 2016</a></strong>​​​</p><p> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20panel%20minutes%20-%2016.09.16.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 16 September 2016</a></strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20panel%20minutes%20-%2015.07.16.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 15 July 2016</a></strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Panel%20Minutes%20-%2010%20June%202016.pdf">TARA Panel minutes - 10 June 2016</a></strong>​​​​​​</p> <br> <h2>TARA Talk</h2><p>TARA Talk is a new forum for groups from particular sections of the city to come together and share best practice, ideas supported by Leeds Tenants Federation and Housing Leeds.</p><p>Our second event is being held on Wednesday 2nd August 2017 in the west of the city at Burley Greenhow Community Centre. Please get in touch with us if you would like to attend.</p><p> <strong> <a href="/docs/TARA%20Talk%20East%20Flyer.pdf">TARA Talk East Flyer (PDF 341KB)</a></strong></p> ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</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>
The BoardThe Board<div class="ExternalClassAB8CEA82CE5946A9BE0A027D0997E8C3">​​<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> Maddy Hunter<br> Roderic Morgan<br> Jim Ojelade<br> Neruka White<br> Sue Clifford<br> Patricia Jackson<br> Jeff Gantshuck<br> Tony Hepworth<br></p> <p>The full Board meets once a quarter and the Executive Board (made up of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and 2 Directors) meets once a month.</p> <p><strong>Minutes of our Board meetings:</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="/docs/LTF%20Board%20minutes%20-%2009.01.2017.pdf">Board Meeting minutes - 9 January 2017 (PDF 343KB)</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="/docs/LTF%20Board%20Meeting%20Minutes%20-%203%20April%202017.pdf">Board Meeting minutes - 3 April 2017 (PDF 262KB)</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="/docs/LTF%20Board%20Meeting%20Minutes%20-%203%20July%202017.pdf">Board Meeting minutes - 3 July 2017 (PDF 603KB)</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="/docs/Board%20Meeting%20Minutes%20-%203%20October%202016.pdf">Board Meeting minutes – 3 October 2016 (PDF 323KB)</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="/docs/Board%20Meeting%20Minutes%20-%204%20July%202016.pdf">Board Meeting mintues - 4 July 2016 (PDF 380KB)</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="/docs/Board%20Meeting%20Minutes%20-%204%20April%202016.pdf">Board Meeting minutes - 4 April 2016 (PDF 353KB)</a></strong><br> <br> </p> <p><strong>Recruitment</strong></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.</p> ​​​​​​​​​​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></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>
Recent activityRecent activity<div class="ExternalClass0CF2402C07914407BD32C15BB380B18F"><ul> <li>13 July 2017 - TARA Panel – Topic: Funding opportunities for groups</li> <li>3 July 2017 - Board Meeting</li> <li>9 June 2017- TARA Panel – Topic: Leeds Adult Safeguarding Board</li> <li>13 May 2017 - Spring General Meeting</li> <li>18 May 2017 - TARA Panel – Topic: West Yorkshire Police 101 Contact Centre</li> <li>13 April 2017 - TARA Panel – Topic: WYCAS – Finances for groups</li> <li>3 April 2017: Board Meeting</li> <li>3 October 2016 – LTF Board Meeting</li> <li>24 September 2016 – We held our AGM at St Georges Conference Centre</li> <li><strong><a href="/docs/AGM%202016%20Minutes.pdf">AGM 2016 Minutes (PDF 225KB)</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="/docs/LTF%20AGM%20enquiries.pdf">AGM Enquiries (PDF 32KB)</a></strong></li> <li>27 July 2016 - We hosted our second annual TARA conference at St Georges Conference Centre</li> <li>4 July 2016 - LTF Board meeting</li> </ul> ​​​​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>
Upcoming EventsUpcoming Events<div class="ExternalClass5A6FDC529B194349A418BC5B6E833DD4"><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> <br> <p>Wednesday 2nd August 2017 - TARA Talk (West) at Burley Greenhow Community Centre 5 - 8pm</p> <p>Thursday 14th September 2017 - TARA Panel, John Lewis Community Hub, Leeds 4.30 -6pm. Topic is Private Rented Sector</p> <p>Saturday 23rd September 2017 - Annual General Meeting, Oxford Place, Leeds 10am - 1pm. Lunch provided.</p> <p>Monday 2nd October 2017 - Board Meeting</p> <p>12 October 2017 - TARA Panel 4.30 - 6pm venue to be confirmed. Topic is Crime Prevention</p> <p>Wednesday 18th October - TARA Conference, Oxford Place, Leeds 5 - 8pm All TARAs welcome</p> <p>10 November 2017 - TARA Panel 4.30 - 6pm venue to be confirmed. Topic is Personal Independent Payments (PIP)</p> <p>14 December 2017 - TARA Panel 4.30 - 6pm venue to be confirmed. Topic is Mental health services</p> <p>12 January 2018 - TARA Panel 4.30 - 6pm venue to be confirmed. Topic is Amenity/environment issues</p> <p>15 February 2018 - TARA Panel 4.30 - 6pm venue to be confirmed. Topic is Food bank services</p> <p>​​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></p></div>



AGM 2016 Minuteshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/AGM 2016 Minutes.pdf229847pdf
Board Meeting Minutes - 4 April 2016https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Board Meeting Minutes - 4 April 2016.pdf361350pdf
Minuteshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Board Meeting Minutes - 4 July 2016.pdf305654pdf
Board Meeting Minutes - 3 October 2016https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Board Meeting Minutes - 3 October 2016.pdf406127pdf
Community Funding Portal Factsheethttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Community Funding Portal Factsheet.pdf260046pdf
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
10 Questions to ask before applying https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/10 Questions to ask before applying.pdf173416pdf
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
Job Titlehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Agenda - 12 January 2017.pdf207670pdf
TARA panel - 13 April 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA panel - 13 April 2017.pdf438850pdf
Job Titlehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Agenda - 14th October 2016.pdf191020pdf
TARA Panel minutes - 12 January 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel minutes - 12 January 2017.pdf353972pdf
TARA Panel minutes - 15 Dec 2016https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel minutes - 15 Dec 2016.pdf61042pdf
TARA Panel minutes - 11 November 2016https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel minutes - 11 November 2016.pdf384141pdf
TARA Panel minutes - 14 October 2016https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel minutes - 14 October 2016.pdf377758pdf
TARA Panel minutes - 16 September 2016https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel minutes - 16 September 2016.pdf421408pdf
TARA Panel minutes - 15 July 2016https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel minutes - 15 July 2016.pdf267743pdf
Minuteshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel minutes - 10 June 2016.pdf349995pdf
Service offerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Service Offer June 15.pdf615204pdf
TARA Talk East Flyerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Talk East Flyer.pdf349033pdf
White Rose Energy flyerhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/White Rose Energy flyer.pdf236101pdf
Green Doctors and Warm for Well beinghttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Green Doctors and Warm for Well being.pdf4176196pdf
Board Meeting Minutes - 3 April 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/LTF Board Meeting Minutes - 3 April 2017.pdf348475pdf
Board Meeting minutes - 3 July 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/LTF Board Meeting Minutes - 3 July 2017.pdf613517pdf
Board Meeting minutes - 9 January 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/LTF Board minutes - 09.01.2017.pdf347950pdf
LTF TARA Panel Topic Planhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/LTF TARA Panel Topic Plan.pdf185805pdf
TARA panel minutes - 10 Feb 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA panel minutes - 10 Feb 2017.pdf466079pdf
TARA Panel Minutes - 12 July 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Minutes - 12 July 2017.pdf323993pdf
TARA panel minutes - 18 May 2017https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA panel minutes - 18 May 2017.pdf447811pdf
Minuteshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/TARA Panel Minutes - 9th June 2017.pdf265497pdf

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