Anti-cuts activists will launch protests in Manchester and across the country against the Government's controversial welfare changes.
Hundreds of people across the North West are expected to join protests against the so called 'bedroom tax' this weekend.
The so-called 'bedroom tax' will affect around 660,000 social housing tenants across the country but how will it work?
Housing bosses from Manchester will meet with residents today to discuss the impact of bedroom tax.
It came into effect five months ago.
In an open forum housing providers and care workers will look into the financial and human impact of welfare reform.
A disabled woman from Southport has lost a legal challenge over the controversial bedroom tax.
Charlotte Carmichael, who has spina bifida, sleeps in an adapted bedroom at home which she says her husband can't share.
They were one of ten families to ask for a judicial review over the benefit cuts to people in homes classified as too large.
The High Court ruled the changes don't breach their human rights.
– A DWP spokesperson
We are pleased to learn that the court has found in our favour and agreed that we have fulfilled our equality duties to disabled people.
Reform of housing benefiting the social sector is essential, so the taxpayer does not pay for people’s extra bedrooms. But we have ensured extra discretionary housing support is in place to help those who need it and today we have announced a further £35m of funding to councils to aid residents.
Lawyers representing those who mounted the 'bedroom tax' legal challenge say they will fight on after losing the bid.
Ten families brought the case, arguing the so called 'bedroom tax' was unfair to disabled tenants.
Hundreds of protestors have been in Manchester to demonstrate against the government's so- called Bedroom Tax. The measures will cut the amount of money social housing tenants get for living in properties classed as having spare bedrooms.
The Government has begun backtracking on its controversial plans to cut housing benefit - proposals that have been labelled 'the bedroom tax'.
It says disabled children, foster carers and the armed forces would be exempt from benefits cut if they have a spare room.
But disabled adults will still be affected. Ben Schofield reports.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has announced that foster carers and army personnel who receive housing benefit will be exempt from the so-called "bedroom tax".
In a Written Ministerial Statement, he wrote: "People who are approved foster carers will be allowed an additional room, whether or not a child has been placed with them or they are between placements, so long as they have fostered a child, or become an approved foster carer in the last 12 months.
"Adult children who are in the Armed Forces but who continue to live with parents will be treated as continuing to live at home, even when deployed on operations."