Playgrounds are closed and all activities, events and classes in parks have been cancelled by Leeds City Council until at least the end of June due to the Coronavirus crisis. Whilst most people are abiding by the restrictions, some are still flouting the new rules. In Cross Flatts Park people
Safer Leeds has changed the Managed Approach to street prostitution in Holbeck in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Sex workers and men seeking sex are advised that the Government’s advice on social distancing applies to them and that soliciting in the Managed Approach area, or the surrounding residential area, will
First West Yorkshire is moving all services to a special timetable from Monday (30 March 2020) to ensure key workers, including health service and emergency workers, can get to and from their places of work and those who need to can still collect medical prescriptions or do their essential shopping.
South-Leeds, not-for-profit organisation, Holbeck Together has launched a #VirtualKindness campaign to help care for the most vulnerable members of the community and to reach out to volunteers for support to manage the influx of new clients as a result of the current crisis. #VirtualKindness aims to raise awareness of community
Leeds City Council has launched a recruitment drive to ensure care providers can better support vulnerable residents during the Coronavirus pandemic. In the coming weeks and months, social care providers will play a crucial role in keeping the city going and protecting our most vulnerable residents. As the demand on
With classes cancelled to stop people gathering, Middleton-based DAZL have moved online to help you stay fit in your own home. This first video is a 20 minute Dance Fit routine for adults, but more routines will be posted for children and young people. Subscribers will receive regular updates and
Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) has issued a Good Neighbour’s guide to help people stay safe whilst helping others. “During the Coronavirus outbreak many people have come forward to help and support their neighbours. We want you and your neighbours to be safe whilst you help one another out during this
A city wide volunteering scheme has been set up by Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL), working with Leeds City Council, to organise a co-ordinated response to support the vulnerable through the Coronavirus crisis. As well as identying volunteers the scheme will ensure that both recipents of support and volunteers stay safe.
Holbeck Food Bank has issued a plea for particular supplies after struggling to get hold of essential items from their usual supermarket sources. Local Councillor Angela Gabriel has joined with the Food Bank to ask people for items they are running low on. People have continued to be extremely generous
Following the Government’s change of advice yesterday (16 March 2020) many organisations have changed their operations and most public events have been cancelled. South Leeds Life is keen to play a useful role locally as we all tackle the Coronavirus pandemic. We won’t be covering the global or national situation.