What’s on at THE GATE in September

What’s happening in BITMOs GATE in September.

Get Ready For English – Starts Tuesday 13th September 10am – 12pm

Level 2 Food Safety & Catering – Starts Thursday 29th September 1pm – 3pm.

BITMO Board member? Meet the board on Thursday 8th September (tonight) 5pm till 7pm.
And Wednesday 14th September 12pm while 2pm.
Ask the board questions, see if you want be a board member.

Each month we have a range of activities, events and courses available for FREE at BITMOs GATE, which is the new resource centre next to Belle Isle TMO’s housing office on Belle Isle Road.

For more information contact the GATE on 0113 3782190 or email gate@belleisletmo.co.uk

Here are some of the things happening in September

Our computers are available to use for free between 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays. We also have Wi-Fi if you’d prefer to bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone.


Health Trainer

Each Monday the GATE has appointments available. Katie will provide up to 8 confidential one-to-one sessions to help support and motivate you in achieving small goals to improve your health; this could be losing weight, starting to exercise, changing eating habits. Call Katie on 07736 892101 or email Katie.smith@healthforall.org.uk for an appointment

Julie’s Ancestry Online

ancesteryDiscover your family history and uncover relatives with help from Julie.
Mondays 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

Art Class

Get your creative juices flowing with John between 1pm and 3pm every Monday. All ages and experience levels welcome. Contact the GATE ON 0113 3782190 for more information

Writers Group

The writers group at the GATE aims to nurture writing talent from Belle Isle and the surrounding areas. Currently working on a Christmas production for 2016 with a local primary school.

To get involved contact James on 0113 3782190
Energy Affordability Adviser
Fortnightly drop in service running in July on the 11th & 25th come along to speak with Vicky, who will provide advice on all things energy related. So if you’re interested in comparing suppliers, switching suppliers or applying to an energy trust fund pop along on Mondays


NEW Functional Skills English

In partnership with WEA the GATE will host functional skills classes every Tuesday morning between 10am and 12. Starts Tuesday September 13th

Tasty Tuesdays
In partnership with South Leeds Foodbank and the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust, BITMOs GATE serves a hot lunch – soup and a bread roll – every Tuesday 11.30am till 1pm… Tasty Tuesdays!

Leeds City Credit Union

Pop along to the information point for advice on all things Credit Union with Ashleigh and friends. Find out about how to set up an account, access low interest loans and even how to save for Christmas!Leeds-City-Credit-Union-Logo-300

Every Tuesday from 9.30am until 11am

Job club
BITMOs GATE aims to help you get on the path to employment! Support with job applications, CV writing, cover letters and interview skills from James on Tuesdays between 1pm to 4pm. To book an appointment drop into the GATE or email gate@belleisletmo.co.uk.

Also contact the GATE for more information on the Second Chance programme, run by PATH Yorkshire.

Carers Leeds & Mencap Parents Group
Second Tuesday of each month 1pm to 3.30pm


Citizens Advice Bureau
CAB logoIf you need help and advice to resolve a problem, you can visit the Citizens Advice Bureau at BITMOs GATE on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Appointments are required, please call 0113 3448367 to book an appointment.
Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30am to 12:30pm

Guitar in the Community
Free guitar lessons with John at the GATE. He’ll teach you how to read music and play chords for free in a friendly group setting
Beginners Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Improvers Wednesdays 7:30pm to 8:30pm


Computer Classes for Beginners

Learn how to ‘surf’ the internet, create an email account and send/receive emails. Classes can also include help using universal jobmatch, Microsoft Office and anything else you need support with! Starts again Thursday September 29th from 9.30am

My Device Drop-in
Need some help with your smart phone, laptop or tablet? Bring it the GATE and we’ll share useful hints and tips to get you making the most of your device.
Thursdays 11am to 12:30pm

GATE Work Club
Support with job applications, CV writing, cover letters and interview skills from Sue and James. No appointments needed. Thursdays 1pm to 4pm

NEW L2 Food Safety & Catering

7 week course delivered by WEA starts Thursday September 29th between 1pm and 3pm. Ideal for anyone looking to find employment within a catering role


Happy Friday Breakfast Clubbreakfast-club
Meet friends and have a natter over a free breakfast
Fridays 9.30am to 11am

South Leeds Life – News Cafe
Come along and meet volunteers from South Leeds Life – one of the North’s largest blog sites. Share your news, ask about writing a blog or get help with Facebook or Twitter.

Fridays 9am to 11pm

Samantha Power. Reading South Leeds Life Newspaper
Samantha Power. Reading South Leeds Life Newspaper








Help to Stop Smoking
Amy will support you to become smoke free. Come along, no appointment needed.
Fridays from 1:50pm onwards.
For more information about upcoming courses and events, please email GATE@belleisletmo.co.uk
Call 0113 3782190 or text 07981 274 237