Based close to the centre of Leeds, our Opportunities Service provides a broad range of community-based activities for people with learning disabilities. We’ve been supporting people in Leeds for more than 20 years.
The activities we offer are dictated by the interests and skills of the people we support. At the moment, these include:
More than 40 people take part in one or more of these activities each week. Some live at home with their families, others in supported living.
A number of the people we support have taken courses in media film and sound recording. In 2017, they produced two music videos.
In 2017, after 15 years based in Holbeck, the Opportunities Service moved into a new home off York Road. The new premises have wider corridors and doors, a spacious kitchen and dedicated art, woodwork and computer rooms.
They are much more accessible for people with a wide range of abilities and allow us to offer a more individualised set of activities. This means that staff can now run sessions like woodwork and art and craft at the same time, rather than having to compete for space.
Hear from Ben, Debora and Emma from Leeds Opportunities:
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