Learning Disabilities

Bee Together

Bee Together is a Time to Shine Project aimed at older people with learning disabilities (OPLD).

Time to Shine is managed by Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and funded by Big Lottery Fund’s Ageing Better programme to reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst people over 50.

Bee Together want to connect with socially isolated and lonely OPLD to discuss the difficulties they have and their needs. They will then signpost to organisations who can help them lead a more fulfilling life.

 For further information:

Website: https://timetoshineleeds.org/blog/bee-together                                            

Email: anna-marie.garbutt@healthforall.org.uk

Mencap

Learning disability is a complicated subject, and trying to find the right advice for you can be hard sometimes. Mencap are dedicated to supporting people with a learning disability, as well as their families and carers offering expert advice and support.

 They can tailor support packages to suit your needs, whatever your needs.  Visit the Mencap Website to find out more about the kind of services they deliver around the UK.

 Alternatively you can speak to the Learning Disability Helpline on 0808 808 1111. Lines are open from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.

Pyramid of Arts

Art groups for people with learning disabilities in Leeds. 

Our groups come together to make large-scale sculptures, paintings and installations with professional artists.

They also make music together and explore movement, dance and drama. Most of all, they allow people with disabilities to share their interest in the arts, make friends and have fun.

For more information:

Telephone: 0113 234 6040                           

Website: www.pyramid-of-arts.org.uk                         

Email: info@pyramid-of-arts.org.uk

The Bridge

The Bridge is Health for All's Learning Disability Service (for adults). We are based at Holbeck Community Centre, open Monday to Friday (9am to 3pm).

We are a friendly, person centred service (no more than 16 customers per day) which offers a range of activities tailored to customers' expressed interests. These include boxercise, football, tag rugby, arts and crafts, movement, drama, music, a walking group, cooking and computers.

We support our customers to undertake paid or voluntary work whenever possible and seek opportunities to engage with the wider community.

For further Information please contact

Carol-Ann Reed (Service Manager) on 0753 5960784 or 0113 2762720