What’s happening in BITMOs GATE in August

What’s happening in BITMOs GATE in August.

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 August

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
Discover your family history and uncover relatives with help from Julie.ancestery
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
Meeting Mondays every 2 weeks the writing group aims to nurture writing talent from Belle Isle and the surrounding areas. he next meeting of the Writing Group will be on Monday July 4th from 5pm. Contact James for more information on 0113 3782190

Energy Affordability Adviser
Fortnightly drop in servce 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

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!

Tasty Tuesdays
tasty tuesdaysIn 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!.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 logo
If 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

Walk and Talk Group from Midday.
Take a 1 hour walk around Belle Isle and Middleton Park. Now Dementia Friendly.
Ring Ken 0113 270 8213 for more details.

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.gutiar
Beginners Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Improvers Wednesdays 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Black African Ladies Group ‘Aiwa’

welcomes new members. The group meet at the GATE on Thursday mornings until early afternoon. For more information email aiwa.leeds@yahoo.co.uk.

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

Gerry and Steph

Happy Friday Breakfast Club.
Meet friends and have a natter over a free breakfast
Fridays 9.30am to 11am

Creative Collage Class
Join Lynne and Mark for a new art group starting Friday 1st April and running between 2pm and 4pm in the GATE. For more information contact Lynne on 0113 3782190

South Leeds Life – News Café

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

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 12pm


Stop Smoking
Amy will support you to become smoke free. Come along, no appointment needed.
Fridays from 1:50pm onwards.

stop smoking

For more information about upcoming courses and events, please email GATE@belleisletmo.co.uk
call 0113 3782190 or text 07981 274 237