UPA aims to practically assist the Christian Community and Wider City in working together to tackle poverty in Leeds.
Helping Christians working out of the Frontline to work and pray together. This often involves working with people of different faiths or people of no faith.
Channelling resources from Churches and individuals out to initiatives to assist them in serving Leeds.
Encourage Christians to be family and engage in ongoing Discipleship with some of the poorest people in Leeds.

Unity in Poverty Action

'Loose the chains of injustice, set the oppressed free' Isaiah 58.6

In June 2009 we did a feasibility study with Leeds Christian Community Trust to see whether a project could be set up in Leeds to specifically help churches, projects and individuals work together to tackle poverty in the city. In 2010 Unity in Poverty Action (UPA) officially started and has been running to this present day. We work in 3 different areas and these cover

Raising awareness and channelling resources from churches and individuals to assist initiatives in their work.

Helping the Christian Community and Wider City in working and Praying together

Engaging in the topic of church communities can disciple and be discipled by people from the margins of society.

Food bank usage over 3 years

2014 - 20,306
2015/16 - 25,168
2016/17 - 26,871

It's currently taking 3 weeks to find face to face debt advice due to the pressure on services.