Leeds pulls together to support vulnerable families over half term

Sparked by footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to extend free school meals over the holidays, the city’s business community has rallied to support struggling families, offering free meals to those in need. And a partnership project which supports thousands of families and carers struggling to feed children out of term time is also set to…

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Injunction to tackle misuse of fireworks in Leeds granted by court

Additional powers to tackle the misuse of fireworks in communities across Leeds have come into force this month. As part of an injunction order secured at Leeds County Court, both preventative and proactive measures will be available to Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police to take action against any individual or group that…

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New council homes handover for Gipton and Osmondthorpe

Fifty-nine new council homes have been built across five sites in the Gipton and Osmondthorpe areas of Leeds. The Nevilles Scheme has provided 32 new homes across three sites in Osmondthorpe, and 27 more new homes have been delivered on two sites in Gipton, at The Beeches. The developments include two and three bedroom…

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City unites to help those in need

Leeds City Council has joined forces with Voluntary Action Leeds and a network of other local charities to deliver care to anyone in need across the city. Following last week’s unprecedented announcements many people had already made the difficult decision to self-isolate. Monday’s Prime Ministerial announcement means now even more people will be restricted…

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Free digital skills courses for Leeds mums return in 2020

Leeds popular #techmums clubs are welcoming new recruits for the second round of free courses starting in January 2020. Led by Leeds Libraries and Leeds Employment and Skills, the clubs are back by popular demand, after recently winning a Women in IT Excellence award for most diverse and inclusive digital initiative. The #techmums clubs…

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Nominations are now open for Leeds Compassionate City Awards 2019

Nominations are now open for Leeds City Council’s Compassionate City Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 5 December 2019. Now in their third year, the awards celebrate the positive and compassionate work that individuals, community groups and organisations do every day to make their local communities and the wider city a…

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Plans move forward for new extra care housing across the city

Senior councillors in Leeds will be discussing a programme to deliver new council-owned extra care housing at a meeting next week. At the council’s executive board meeting to be held at Civic Hall on Wednesday 19 December, members will be updated on the progress made in the delivery of the extra care housing programme,…

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