What’s happening in BITMOs GATE In October

What’s happening in BITMOs GATE

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.

October sees the GATE ramp up their activities and headlining this month is our second community coach trip of the year which takes place on Wednesday 26th October. This time its ‘Belle Isle to Blackpool’ to see the illuminations. Spaces are limited for this so reserve yours with a £3 deposit. The coach heads out of Belle Isle at 11am and all being well will return for 9.30pm. There will be plenty of time for people to have a wander when we arrive at the seaside!

To mark World Mental Health day the GATE will be hosting the Great Belle Isle Balloom Race on Monday 10th October at 12pm.

Discover more about the history of Belle Isle with the Belle Isle History Group on Tuesday 18th October between 1pm and 3pm at Windmill Primary School.

You could also find out about Pop Up Community Theatre’s Group new christmas play during this meeting which is being done in partnership with the group and pupils from Windmill Primary School.

On Sunday 30th October the GATE will also host the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust Sunday Lunch between 1pm and 3pm.
For more information contact the GATE on 0113 3782190 or email gate@belleisletmo.co.uk

Here are some of the things happening in October

computorOur 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 ancestery (2)
Discover 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

NEW Sewing Group
sewingLearn how to make and mend between 12.30 and 3pm in the GATE with Medina and friends.

Energy Affordability Adviser
Fortnightly drop in servce running in October on the 3rd, 17th and 31st of the month. 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


Functional Skills English
In partnership with WEA the GATE will host functional skills classes every Tuesday morning between 10am and 12.

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 11am 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 upLeeds-City-Credit-Union-Logo-300 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 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

Walk and Talk Group
Everybody welcome to join in – routes vary. The group set off from the GATE at 12.00pm and all being well arrive back in the GATE at 1pm for a cuppa. We are now Dementia Friendly.


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 October 6th at 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

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


BREAKFAST CLUBHappy Friday Breakfast 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

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

blog or get help with Facebook or Twitter.
Fridays 10am to 12pm

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