Things to do
There is a lot going on in your local community and lots of places to find out about it.
Reading Friends is a volunteer delivered service that connects the most lonely and isolated people in the City, through reading and other shared interests. If you have someone who can collect books from the Library on your behalf, our helpful staff will be able to assist them in choosing the right books for you.
Neighbourhood Networks are a collection of community-based charitable organisations providing opportunities and support to their local areas. In general, they engage with people aged 60 and over, offering a range of activities, including social and support, sports and fitness classes and one-to-one support. The opportunities on offer can vary from area to area and each scheme is focused on supporting people in their local area so it is important to contact the right service.
Volunteering is a great way to fill your time and give back to your community. The Volunteer Centre helps individuals to find suitable volunteering opportunities and provides advice and support to organisations to set up and manage a volunteering programme and to find suitable volunteers.
Sometimes people need some support in order to access groups and activities, whether that is support in finding things to do or support to access them. Here are some services which can help by providing advice and support.
Linking Leeds is the integrated, city wide social prescribing service for the people of Leeds. Social Prescribing is a way of linking people with a range of local community services to improve their social, emotional and mental wellbeing. Wellbeing Coordinators are based within GP practices providing one-to-one support over the phone and face to face along side community outreach from GP surgeries and other community locations.
Live Well Leeds is a community based service providing support for people with mil to moderate support needs to manage and/or recover from their metal health, diagnose or not. Support offered includes leisure and social activities, group and one to one befriending services, peer support and volunteering opportunities.
The physical impairment and older people's service finds help for older people and adults living with physical impairment so they can maintain their wellbeing, independence and access to community resources.