Category Archives: Learning disablity

Taking a leep of faith thanks to the Leeds Slug and Lettuce

As a Digital Eagle for Barclays Bank Emma Horsfall has taken part in many digital events within the Leeds community, mainly helping people to get online.  But at one such event she fell in love with a brilliant charity group … Continue reading

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A Leep into the light with the best café

Café Leep is a Leeds based community enterprise staffed by adults with learning disabilities. Continue reading

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Celebrating Leeds Disabled Access day 2017

Have you heard of Disabled Access Day?  No? Well, it’s a day for disabled people to celebrate good access and take up opportunities to try something new. About highlighting the fantastic access that already exists in places, such as touch … Continue reading

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Your chance to get involved in Inclusion Week

Inclusion Week runs from 26 September until 2 October and there will be plenty going on in and around Leeds. On Tuesday 27th September, Leeds City Council is hosting ‘Innovation through diversity’, a conference to better understand and explore opportunities of being a … Continue reading

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Improving independence through Travel Training

  We often take for granted how we get around the city, whether this is by driving, walking or public transport. For some, it is not such an easy process, which is where Independent Travel Training (ITT) comes in. ITT … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions: a post spin-out dilemma for Aspire

  Aspire Community Benefit Society supports more than 1000 adults with learning disabilities to have better lives through the provision of day opportunities, supported living and respite services. As the Learning Disability Community Support Service, we were formerly the Council’s … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a Bewerley Croft service user

As part of World Mental Health Day we are looking at the different types of support on offer to people with mental health needs. Transitional housing units can help support adults over 18 with mental health needs and/or drug or … Continue reading

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