What’s On At THE GATE March 2016

bitmo gateWhat’s Happening At BITMOs GATE In March 2016.

Each month we have a range of activities, events and courses available for free at BITMOs GATE, which is the new resource centre next to Belle Isle TMO’s housing office on Belle Isle Road.


Here are some of the things happening in March.


Our computers are available to use for free between 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays.

We also have Wi-Fi if you’d prefer to bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone.


Health Trainer

Each Monday the GATE has appointments available.

Katie will provide up to 8 confidential one-to-one sessions to help support and motivate you in achieving small goals to improve your health; this could be losing weight, starting to exercise, changing eating habits.

Call Katie on 07736 892101 or email Katie.smith@healthforall.org.uk for an appointment.


Julie’s Ancestry Online.ancestery

Discover your family history and uncover relatives with help from Julie.

Mondays 10am to 12pm and 1pm till 3pm. Have a cuppa and share your tree on the big screen.



Learn how to paint water colours, Acrylics and oil painting with John.

1pm till 3pm


Writing group

Creative Writing Workshops


5pm to 6.30pm.  Contact James on 0113 3782190 for more information.







Tasty Tuesdays.tasty tuesdays

In partnership with South Leeds Foodbank and the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust, BITMOs GATE serves a hot lunch – soup and a bread roll – every Tuesday 11.30am till 1pm… Tasty Tuesdays!

Talk Cash Wise.

Talk to Chris, our Financial Inclusion Officer, for help to get your finances in order, whether is worries or benefit checks.

Book an appointment by calling 0113 3782190 or ask GATE staff.


cv4NEW Job club.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm till 4pm.

In partnership with the National Careers Service, BITMOs GATE aims to help you get on the path to employment!

Support with job applications, CV writing, cover letters and interview skills from James and Rachel on Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm.

To book an appointment drop into the GATE or email gate@belleisletmo.co.uk



Second Tuesday of each month 1pm to 3.30pm.

Carers Leeds & Mencap Parents Group.



Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you need help and advice to resolve a problem, you can visit the Citizens Advice Bureau at BITMOs GATE on Wednesday mornings.

Appointments are required, please call 0113 3782190 for more information.

Wednesdays 9:30am to 12:30pm.


Walk and Talk. 12pm till 1pm.ken123

Come and have leisurely stroll for an hour with Ken and like-minded people.

Recent walks have been walking along the canal both near Thwaite Mills and Woodlesford Lock, Cross Flats park and of course Middleton Park.

If you have any suggestions for a walk, let me know. Please contact me if your going on 0113 270 8213 or Kenneth.ingram@sky.com


Guitar in the Community.gutiar

Free guitar lessons with John at the GATE. John will teach you how to read music and play chords for free in a friendly group setting.

Beginners Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

Improvers Wednesdays 7:30pm to 8:30pm.



Black African Ladies Group ‘Aiwa’

Welcomes new members. The group meet at the GATE on Thursday mornings until early afternoon. For more information email aiwa.leeds@yahoo.co.uk.



Happy Friday Breakfast Club.

Meet friends and have a natter over a free breakfast.

Fridays 9.30am to 11am.


South Leeds Life- News Café.

Fridays 10am to 12pm.

Come along and meet volunteers from South Leeds Life- one of the North’s largest blog sites.

Share your news, ask about writing a blog or get help with Facebook or Twitter.


Help to Stop Smoking.

Fridays from 1:50pm onwards.

Amy will support you to become smoke free. Come along, no appointment needed.


For more information about upcoming courses and events, please email GATE@belleisletmo.co.uk


New this month only. See below.



1st March

Time for a Cuppa



International Women’s Day- Afternoon Tea

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BITMOs GATE will be hosting an indulgent Afternoon Tea, on Tuesday 8 March, from 12pm to 3pm to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Come along and take part… lots of pampering activities, well-being support, laughs and cake!

Contact Carla at BITMO for more information


18 MAR Walk a Mile for Sports Relief 2016.

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Walk 1 mile at an easy pace with Ken and Carla. Hot drinks supplied.


Belle Isle TMO in Belle Isle, Leeds