Tag: learning disabilities

Pyramid celebrates 30 years with ambitious plans for new centre

Holbeck-based arts charity, Pyramid, celebrates its 30th anniversary this Autumn. Pyramid supports people with learning difficulties from all backgrounds to discover the arts and develop their own creative practice. The charity campaigns to remove institutional barriers that prevent artists with a learning disability from accessing work and exhibition spaces, and

Local heroes recognised at Tenfold Awards 2018

South Leeds was well represented at the recent Tenfold Awards, both amongst nominees and winners. Adam Ogilvie, who stood down as a Councilloor for Beeston & Holbeck in May, won a Special Recognition Award. Adam was the long standing co-chair of the Leeds Learning Disability (LD) Partnership Board. Kath Lindley Tenfold’s

Hilary Benn discusses social enterprise and Brexit with People Matters

Hilary Benn MP, visited Holbeck-based social enterprise, People Matters (Leeds) CIC recently, to find out about their new enterprise project Nourishing People, which trains people who live with a disadvantage and have little or no experience of work to manufacture and sell wholesome snacks. The project is set to expand

BAFF’s busy year making dreams come true

Eighty people attended Better Action For Families second AGM at Beeston Village Community Centre last Tuesday (10 May 2016). Beeston-based Better Action For Families (BAFF) provides services to people with learning disabilities. Regular sessions include social and exercise groups, a walking group, family fun. The charity also has an allotment.

Drop in for advice on learning disability services

Through the Maze is an information advice and sign posting service for adults with learning disabilities in South Leeds. Through the Maze are starting the year by inviting adults with learning disabilities from across Leeds to join them at their new drop in sessions. If you have a learning disability

People Matters marks another successful year

People Matters, the Holbeck-based social enterprise that supports adults with learning difficulties, held its AGM recently at Leeds City College’s Technology Campus. Over 50 of the members got together to talk about what the organisation has been doing, how they have been involved as well as look at the new

New art therapy sessions for people with disabilities

People with learning and other disabilities in Leeds are exploring art therapy thanks to new funding Local people in Holbeck are using funding from People’s Health Trust to explore art therapy and other activities together through local organisation People Matters. People Matters has received funding of nearly £50,000 from People’s

A Place Where People Matter

I recently visited not-for-profit social enterprise ‘People Matters’, an organisation providing opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism to gain independence and expand skills through social groups, learning courses, and one to one support. Through meeting others and engaging in activities they love, members of People Matters are able

Middleton’s Design & Print United offers training to disadvantaged

  We are a small voluntary constituted user led group based in Middleton, South Leeds called ‘design & print united’. The aims of the group are to promote the health and well being of people with mental health problems learning disabilities BME communities disadvantaged groups, ex convicts by breaking down