Hunslet shopkeeper Steve Barron is inviting the community to help him collect warm clothes, to be shared out amongst people who are homeless in Leeds this Christmas. Steve runs Leasowe Stores and Cafe in Hunslet Carr, and – despite himself suffering multiple break-ins in the past months – is looking
It is sadly all too common in our big cities these days, Leeds included, to see people sitting on the ground asking for money, or huddled up against the cold sleeping in doorways. Homelessness is on the increase, but the vast majority of people affected contact their local council to
In September 2017 I was invited to take part in an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) group with St Luke’s Church in Beeston South Leeds; my role within the group was to organise the children in some kind of art based activity. The group itself was made up
On the closing day for applications here’s an entry for the St Luke’s CARES Community Awards, submitted by Streetwise-Love Leeds who work with homeless people. Entries are now CLOSED. The Streetwise drop-in was set up in March 2010, so we are about to celebrate our 8th birthday! We provide a
Having been a resident of Beeston for nearly twenty years, moving here initially to attend university in 2000, I have seen many changes occur across South Leeds and the city as a whole. At the dawn of the millennium, areas that had become run down over a relatively short period
You may be surprised to hear that I don’t watch a lot of programmes on Channel 5, but there was a very interesting film about housing, homelessness and poverty on this week. Fifty years ago the then newly formed housing charity Shelter sent a photographer, Nick Hedges, to document the
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
Beeston charity New Hope has sadly closed its doors after 16 years service to the local community. The small organisation, based at the Nazarene Church on Hunslet Hall Road, has since 1999 provided wide-ranging support for people battling drug and alcohol addiction – but has now called it a day.