Author: Lucy Potter

I have lived in Leeds for the past 15 years and Beeston for the last ten years. I am a mum of two children and passionate about my community. I have worked as a family support worker in Holbeck and Beeston and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2014 to research family support in the states and Brazil. Since returning I have been actively involved in the community volunteering and now work as a trainer at St. Luke's CARES charity and have founded the first Baby Week in Leeds (2016 & 17) implemented from Semana do Bebe in Brazil (UNICEF 2010)

Baby Week returns for it’s fourth year

Baby Week is back for the fourth time this November (2-9 November 2019) with the theme ‘Making Connections: Bonding healthy brains and wellbeing for all’ A full breakdown of the activities and fantastic calendar of events in the city you can find here. There’s lot of activities happening around south

New Alongside Birthing Suite in Leeds

The choices for birthing in Leeds have opened up to more appealing options as I discovered in my role as Chair of the Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVP) at Women’s Health Matters. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has opened its doors to the new Alongside Midwifery Led unit (AMU) at the

Humans of Holbeck – A collaborative venture

The people of Holbeck basked in the limelight of the Northern Monk Brewery event space in the Old Flax Mill to showcase a collection of photographs on Friday evening (12 October 2018). The project called ‘This is our Home’ which has helped produce a 2019 calendar, took place over several months