Tag: learning disabilities

BAFF: supporting families with learning disabilities for 20 years

I met with Lynn Bailey to find out more about Better Action For Families (BAFF) which has recently marked its 20th anniversary. I started by asking how BAFF got started. “It started with my daughter Leanne,” Lynn explained. “She’s got learning disabilities and when she got to about 17 or

Free gardening course to support residents towards employment

Local unemployed people in South Leeds who live with learning difficulties are invited to take up the offer of a free place on a gardening and allotment course to support their efforts to find employment or training. The course aims to help individuals gain new skills as well as improving

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