A new project to help families integrate starts this Sunday (21 September 2019). ‘No Margins’ is billed as family adventures in poetry and spoken word and runs at The Holbeck club. Touchstone’s Migrant Access Project Plus (MAP+) are working with Slung Low theatre and local poets after hearing of issues
Local residents marked the regeneration of Trentham Park in Beeston at an official relaunch event on Saturday (17 August 2019). Under sunny skies, local residents completed a ribbon-cutting ceremony, children played with the new equipment and everyone treated themselves to free ice cream. It followed the installation of a new
It was our pleasure to have funded the installation of a Free Little Library at Touchstone House, on Beeston Hill, just off Dewsbury Road. There are few things that beat the feel of a physical book; an experience many of us have lost in this digital age. Providing access to
The Beeston Young Ladies Cooking Club recently held their showcase event which was a great success and benefit for the young ladies who are aged 11-15. After recently securing funding from Touchstone and receiving donations from various Uncles and other sources in the community the club held a twenty-week course
As we reported back in November, one of the winners of Touchstone’s MAP+ project small community grants, was Yanks Sawo’s community trip to visit the Houses of Parliament. Here, Anne Wilson describes the trip, which she joined with volunteers from SLATE, the learning disabilities charity. In the early part of
Leeds mental health charity Touchstone has appointed Gordon Aickin as its financial director and deputy chief executive. Mr Aickin joins Touchstone from Northpoint Wellbeing where he was the financial controller. Beeston-based Touchstone, which has an annual turnover of almost £8m, employs 300 staff and volunteers to deliver mental health and
Leeds’ Well-Bean café offering a lifeline to people during a mental health crisis in South Leeds Touchstone, in partnership with Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service, is building on the success of the Well-Bean café in Lincoln Green, with the opening of a second café in South Leeds later this month.
St Luke’s Church was packed last Saturday (24 November 2018) as local people came along to find out about new local projects and vote on which ones should get a grant. The U Choose event was organised by local mental health charity Touchstone’s Migrant Access Project Plus (MAP+). 160 people
Have you got a great idea for your local area? Touchstone, the mental health and wellbeing charity, are launching a new community project initiative across Beeston Hill, Holbeck, New Wortley and Armley. Individuals and groups are invited to submit applications for up to £500 for small community events or projects.
Two new online guides providing people who have recently moved to Leeds from another country with a wealth of important information on how to access a variety of services that are available in the city, have been officially launched. Undertaken as part of Leeds City Council’s ambition with partners from