Author: Niki Woods

I originally moved to Leeds from Kent in 1995 for university and lived in Hyde Park & Little London before moving to Beeston in 2004. I was part of the group that organised the community trip up Ben Nevis, and am looking forward to our next group adventure. I enjoy running and have completed the Leeds Half, Great North Run, many 10ks, (irregularly) participate in the South Leeds Lakers and Cross Flatts parkrun. I've been a vegetarian (and sometime vegan) since I was 10, and I'm also interested in wellbeing and mitigating/minimising our impact on the environment.

Complex needs project seeks peer mentors

The WY-FI (West Yorkshire Finding Independence) project – which aims to help people with multiple and complex needs to access services and support they need to overcome issues associated with mental ill health, re-offending behaviour, homelessness and problematic substance misuse – has announced that it is seeking applications/Expressions of Interest

Community Grants Fund for local projects relaunched

A new wave of a Community Grants Fund, offering grant funding to local third sector groups working in arts and culture, or projects supporting or providing employment opportunities, enterprise and skills development, has been launched by Hammerson (the developer behind the Victoria Gate scheme and owner of the Victoria Quarter)