Basis Yorkshire

Basis supports indoor and street sex workers who identify as women, and young people who are sexually exploited. Their purpose is to empower people to make safer and healthier choices by offering information, support and options. Their work is driven by a sound evidence base, as well as working closely with women and young people to ensure their services are designed and delivered with them, putting their voices and experience at the centre of their work. They challenge stigma and inequality of access to services for everyone they work with.

They are proud to be one of a small number of specialist organisations that explicitly recognise and advocate for women’s right to work more safely when selling sex, while also supporting young people who are sexually exploited to be safer and free from harm. They understand that for some women and young people, their ‘choices’ are severely constrained by a range of factors including physical and mental health, substance use, family circumstances and abusive relationships, as they support them in managing the risks and vulnerabilities they face. They recognise people’s dignity and agency in their decision-making.

BHA Leeds Skyline

BHA Leeds Skyline offer bespoke support services for people living with or affected by HIV in Leeds.

You can talk to one of their support team who will advise, refer or advocate on your behalf.

You may wish to discuss issues, concerns or experiences about:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Managing relationships, sex, or disclosure
  • Sexuality or gender identity
  • Understanding HIV and HIV treatment
  • Living well with HIV
  • Housing, benefits, welfare rights
  • Debt or financial hardship
  • Pregnancy, birth, and children
  • Employment or training
  • Mental health
  • Any other health issues

Their team can currently provide you with support either over the phone or via video call.

As well as Support Workers, they have Peer Mentors (people with lived experience of HIV) who can help you work through your diagnosis by sharing how they have managed theirs.

They also have a CBT therapist who you can be referred to via your Support Worker.

You can contact them directly on our Support Phone – 07770 549 554, and they can discuss how best they can help and find out more information about groups.

BID Services

BID Services work in partnership with children, young people and adults and their families and carers. They support people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have a dual sensory loss.

Their specialist service areas include Advocacy, Employment, British Sign Language Interpreting and Training, Rehabilitation and Mobility Training, Specialist Equipment, Residential Care, Social Work, Support for Tinnitus and Housing Related Services.

Gate

Leeds Gypsy & Traveller Exchange, known more commonly as Leeds GATE, is a vibrant and brave grassroots organisation led by Gypsy and Traveller people in partnership with others in and across West Yorkshire. Throughout the last 15 years of operation, Leeds GATE has a demonstrated an award-winning track record of community activism, social action and member led innovation.

Leeds Irish Health and Homes

Their mission is to improve the quality of life for everyone they work with, so they strive to see that people have the right support and opportunities to:

– Live independently

– Access suitable housing, including finding the right housing situation for them

– Continue their journey to recovery in mental health and thrive

– Look after their own wellbeing, including their physical and mental health

– Connect with others, take part in social activities and have strong networks of friendship, kinship and community

They also focus our work where we see particular needs or inequalities, so that:

– People of Irish origin can access services and activities that are culturally sensitive

– Older Irish people lead active and fulfilling lives and have the support they need
to remain healthy and happy

– Irish people with dementia and their carers have support and opportunities for culturally sensitive care, access to culture and connections to the community

MISSION STATEMENT
Every day we will work towards improving quality of life and making a positive difference through the delivery of our Care, Culture and Community focussed services.

New Wortley Community Centre

New Wortley Community Centre serves as a hub to the local community of LS12 and surrounding areas. A wide range of services and support are offered through the centre including regular groups which are funded by Live Well Leeds.

Hyde Park Source

With a history firmly rooted in LS6, they have branched out and deliver projects across Leeds. They work collaboratively as much as possible, working in partnership with other groups and making decisions together.

Hyde Park Source work with local communities to improve their surroundings, designing and creating attractive, exciting, safe and useful places for people to live, work and play.

Health For All

Health for All is a charity created to meet the needs of people in south Leeds and continues to respond to the changing needs of individuals and communities in Leeds and beyond. They provide a wide range of health-related activities for people unable to access mainstream services. Their services improve the quality of life for all generations.

Oblong

Established in 1996 Oblong is a community resource centre that provides advice, support and facilities for local people who want to make a difference through volunteering and community projects. Their aim is to provide:

Volunteer opportunities – for graphic design, web design and video working with local community projects to meet their needs.

Administration & reception opportunities
Resources – meeting rooms, IT suite, art space and office space for hire.
Healthy living activities – these include mental well-being sessions, yoga and a gardening project.
English lessons for speakers of other languages
Training, advice and support – to individuals and small groups of people who want to establish locally based not-for-profit community activities.
Oblong is user-led and strongly embedded in the local community. They have a flat management structure, which they believe is key in ensuring their organisation does not reflect the inequalities that can exist in wider society.

They believe that if individuals are given the responsibility to make decisions within the safe and dynamic environment of Oblong, then they may feel empowered to do so amongst the wider community.

LS14 Trust

The LS14 Trust was set up in 2009 by a group of local people who wanted to work together to change the communities that they loved across Seacroft, Swarcliffe and Whinmoor.

Their vision is to see LS14 become a welcoming, vibrant, happy place where people feel in control and are proud of their achievements – a place where every resident is safe and respected. They want this to be a well-connected community which recognises its power to bring about and sustain positive social change.

St George’s Crypt

St George’s Crypt are a charity in the City of Leeds, working with the homeless, the vulnerable and those suffering from addiction.

They aim:

  • To meet the basic needs of everyone in a safe, non-judgmental and caring environment.
  • To support people who are living on the stree­ts into finding accommodation.
  • To help people gain skills and confidence so that they can take an active role in their futures.
  • To be good stewards of all that we receive in an open and transparent manner.
  • To enable people to make positive choices in their lifestyle by accessing employment and freedom from addiction.
  • To engage with local communities by identifying opportunities to share the Crypt’s resources.
  • To find the most appropriate solutions by creating effective partnerships across the city.

Space2 Leeds

As an organisation that works with vulnerable members of the community, they prioritise the health and wellbeing of our community, project participants, volunteers and staff. In line with other similar organisations in the City they have reviewed our COVID measures that were implemented at the onset of the pandemic and are delighted to be re-introducing face-to-face groups where possible. They are taking precautions in relation to mask wearing, hand sanitising, ventilation and many of our groups are operating under a hybrid model of face-to-face and online Zoom. This ensures our groups remain accessible and inclusive for those in our communities who are at home or isolating, and a welcoming space for all.

Shantona

To inspire and empower BAME women, children, young people and families to be confident, independent and resilient.

To recognise inequalities and discrimination, challenging whenever it occurs.