Groups and activities at Community Hubs & Libraries

Our four Community Hubs & Libraries – Beeston, Dewsbury Road, Hunslet and St George’s – host a range of specialist groups as well as giving access to Council services and, of course, books. We’ve picked out a selection of sessions that you might not have heard about.

The Kinship Grandparents Carers Peer Support Group is for grandparents who have taken over caring responsibilities from their children. They meet at St George’s every Tuesday 10am -12pm.

DASSI Peer Support Group is for Black and ethnically diverse mums with kids who have special needs. They meet on the first Wednesday of the month 1-2:30pm St George’s.

Both groups invite you to come and share experiences, advice and get to know friends with a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Restoring Hope is a peer support group for women who are experiencing or have experienced mental health difficulties. It runs every Monday 11am-12:30pm (term time only) at St George’s. The group provides empathy, acceptance and reassurance for women who have been through similar experiences. It provides a listening ear, friendship and social support that makes coping with life’s challenges that bit easier.

Pain Pals is a Peer Support Group for people who would like to meet and share experiences, tips and just to have a little fun with those who understand what’s it’s like to live with pain. Contact Julie to book on 07546 132859 or email painpalsleeds1@gmail.com It meets at Hunslet on the last Thursday of every month, 1:30-2:30pm.

Read with Dad is a chance for Dads to bond with their children over a good book. It runs fortnightly on Saturday afternoons, 2-3pm – 9 & 23 March – at Hunslet.

Beeston Book Wormers is a fun and casual book club for those living nearby who would like to make some friends and discuss interesting books. Contact Michele by email miche.rhoden@gmail.com or drop in at the Dewsbury Road hub. Every Monday 1:30-2:30pm.

Bat and Chat: Come and meet new people, have a game of ping pong, and test your skills. Great way to keep fit, session is free, and bats/balls provided. Any age/ability can attend. Every Wednesday at Dewsbury Road, 5-7pm.

Tablet Lending for those living with chronic pain conditions. Are you finding it hard to access library computers or don’t have enough data on the mobile to join groups? If you live with a long-term health condition that makes it hard for you to access the digital world, come and borrow a tablet from us for 3 months. They come with 20gb of internet data so you can use it anywhere. To register for this service please contact Dasha on 07891 279161 or email daria.pluto@leeds.gov.uk.

Sao Tome and Principe Portuguese speakers and friends Community Group welcomes new members to join their group to improve health and wellbeing and support local community via good deeds. Contact Helder on 07954 767372 to join the WhatsApp group and to find out about future meetings and projects.

Light Up Black and African Heritage Community Group is welcoming new members to join their group to celebrate multicultural Leeds. Members get together to plan projects to support and help black and ethnically diverse residents of Leeds. Everyone is welcome. To join the WhatsApp group please contact Tracey on 07588 823770.

Story and Rhyme Time for pre-school children every week 10:30-11:30am as follows: Tuesdays at Hunslet and Beeston; Thursdays at Dewsbury Road and St George’s.

There are also a range of drop in advice sessions including Citizen’s Advice, Money Buddies, Leeds Anti-social Behaviour Team, Police Community Support Officers and Councillor surgeries. Call in for more details.

The Mobile Community Hub & Library visits Holbeck, parking up outside St Matthew’s Community Centre near the moor every Tuesday 10am-3:30pm and every Thursday 9:30am-3:30pm. The Story Bus joins it on Thursdays 10-11:30am with stories and rhymes for the under 5s.

The Mobile Community Hub & Library also visits Cottingley, parking up outside the shops fortnightly on Wednesdays 10am-12pm (13 & 27 March).

You can find out more about Library services at libraries.leeds.gov.uk and search for Dewsbury Road Community Hub on Facebook.

Beeston Community Hub and Library, Town Street, Beeston, LS11 8PN

Dewsbury Road Community Hub and Library, 190 Dewsbury Road, Beeston, LS11 6PF

Hunslet Community Hub and Library, Waterloo Road, off Church Street, Hunslet, LS10 2NS

St George’s Community Hub and Library, St Georges Road, Middleton, LS10 4UZ

 

Photo: Staff are ready to welcome you to the refurbished Hunslet Community Hub & Library. Credit: Jeremy Morton

 

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