New friendship group for Belle Isle

Paul Clark has started a Friendship Group for people in Belle Isle. The group meets on Mondays from 10am till 12pm at the Belle Isle Family Centre.

Friendship Group

Paul said:

“We want to be there for people who are socially isolated, new to the area or just have time on their hands. Talking to others and listening can help people stay in touch.”

It’s a friendly, informal group and you can just call in for a cuppa and a chat. The group also work on individual interests like crafts or history.

If you want to stay for lunch at the centre’s café that’s optional but there is plenty of tea and coffee throughout the morning.

Cllr Kim Groves said:

“I dropped in on the group and thought it was fantastic, it’s welcoming if you are alone or want to join with friends. The group is open to all ages and it’s free so I would urge people to call in and support the group.”

Belle Isle Family Centre is located on Belle Isle Road, just above the Circus. For more information ring (0113) 277 4819.


2 Replies to “New friendship group for Belle Isle”

  1. This is a wonderful service that will help build greater community connections and values. In fact, it would be nice to see these types of services expanded throughout the City.

  2. As a Belle Isle lad born in Hunslet, but came too civilisation in Belle Isle at age 2. Moved into Low Grange Crescent same street as my maternal grandmother and my aunty. Schooled at infants and secondary modern in Belle Isle, I think this friendship group should be a great success either just as a casual drop in for a cuppa and a chat or as a more structured centre for individuals interests, particularly Belle Isle history such as the alms houses or the old Belle Isle police station or Ebor House. Anyway this is a group I think I for one will be supporting. SEE YOU ALL SOON guys, oh and gals.

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