The Greater Manchester Law Centre, Disabled People Against the Cuts, Acorn Tenants’ Union, Unite Community Union and the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People carried out a day of action in Manchester city centre today, demanding that no one faces eviction as a result of delays to Universal Credit payments.
“People are facing eviction because of the Universal Credit roll-out. We have come together today to demand that no one face eviction, to demand the protection of housing rights, and to condemn such treatment of disabled and vulnerable people” says Ann Icehouse, member of Acorn Tenants’ Union.
The groups assembled on St Peter’s Square to chalk demands and slogans on the ground. The action drew to a close at around 2pm when they delivered an open letter to Manchester City Council.