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Spring 2018

  Our very own Elissa is running her first London Marathon in aid of People Matters. We want to be better able to support new and current members to meet up, make friends and do things together. Can you help by sponsoring her. There is a People Matters Sponsorship form you can download or why not go to her Virgin Money fundraising page

Summer 2015

Its time for a summer get together. So here at people matters we thought we would organise a meet up. Come and see friends, have a dance with Amy and tell us what you think about what we should be doing. Lunch £2 but buy a ticket from the office before the day. Summer celebration morning Aug 15 final

Our big news is now out! We have a new grant to support young people with learning and other disabilities from the Big Lottery. Find out more in our Press release – Big lottery May 15

Get the directions to the AGM and Christmas Celebration here Directions to Far Moss

AGM 2014 posterXmas 2014 celebration poster

Library bus

Art Matters is seller of the week at Fabrication

Seller of the weekWell look at this our very own Art Matters groups are the seller of the week at Fabrication in the Light shopping centre. They have a big display in the window. Are you going to go and have a look? They will be there until Saturday 3rd August.

People Matters has become a friend of South Leeds Life. Hannah Reid one of their journalists visited us to meet some of our people and write an article about us. Hannah was very impressed by the groups she visited including the IT group on the bus that is writing our next newsletter and one of the art groups too. Why don’t you have a look on the South Leeds Life website and see what is there about People Matters

Family Barbeque time! We are having a family barbeque on Sunday 27th July 12.30 – 3.30pm at Moortown Rugby club. The address and map is here  All welcome, no tickets to buy.It will be great to see everyone again, its ages since the Christmas celebration, out last get together.

Summer party 2014

NB We will have a small number of staff on duty but this is a family event rather than a supported one.

It’s Leeds Learning Disabilities Week 16th – 20th June 14. Are you involved? We have our showcase at Leeds Trinity of course and have people shortlisted in the Photography competition from Photography Matters. (Keep your fingers crossed, winners announced on Friday).

We have also been out and about, helping out at the LGI Jubilee Wing stand on Monday and picking up useful information. Do you need information on NHS Learning Disabilities Referrals? Have you had a NHS Health Check with your doctor. You can do this every year to make sure your health needs are supported. If you have to go into hospital make sure you have a Hospital Passport organised.

New Short Courses starting in June

Look new courses starting in June, we are busy, busy, busy…… Why don’t you come and join us. Also few places available on Gardening Thursdays 2-5pm at Swillington and Photography Thursdays 1.30pm – 4pm at Barkston House. Ring the office on 0113 234 6896 for more information Short course listing June 14

We are very pleased to let you know that our next event is a celebration of all the learning that we have been doing at People Matters this year. It is in Learning Disabilities week, the exhibition is open all week but why not come on Wednesday evening and see lots of our people and activities.

people matters showcase - final (1)

Dance posterThe People Matters Dance Fest group is on tour! See us at the Dance Festival in North Allerton

Hamara performance

Look our group at Hamara are doing a performance after the course they have done with Amy. What a great achievement everyone. Tickets for sale from the Halo team at Hamara for anyone who wants to go and see what they have been doing.

in the news

Ooh People Matters in the news we are on the back page of this newsletter which is going out across Holbeck and Beeston have you been sent a copy?



We have started fundraising to help us with the end of our Big Lottery grant

If you shop online here is a really easy way to help us that doesn’t cost a penny. Go to to select us. If you download the toolbar too then you don’t even have to search out which shopping sites will donate to us.

New Exhibition – This is a new one for us as our photography learners have their own exhibition at Trinity starting on 20th December, do come along and see what they have been doing, mince pies too!

Photography Matters

Christmas Celebration – Get your tickets now

Christmas Celebration

Our Christmas celebration is going to be at the ASDA Headquarters opposite Crown Point. It will be on 19th December 2013 at 6.30 – 9.30pm. Tickets are £6.95 each and must be purchased by 9th December. All groups will be cancelled that week so we can all get together for the evening. More information from the office on 0113 234 6896 or ask at your group. People who go to classes are also welcome, speak to your tutor.

Support and Christmas celebration

Herd Farm Visit

Our Teens recently visited Herd Farm, just look at how determined they were. They all had a fantastic time too Herd Farm photos

Tina is now the Chief Exec

On 15th April 2013 Maureen stood down as Chief Executive and our chair Becky Farren asked Tina to become the new Chief Executive. Read more about this in Becky’s letter to all the people that come to take part in activities or use our services. Letter to our people_New Chief Executive

Our 2012 AGM

We are holding our AGM on 21st November 2012 at 6.30pm at Blenheim Baptist Church. It is our 10th anniversary. The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Ann Castle is the guest of honour. There will be a buffet, displays and we will be having fun. Everyone is welcome but please let us know you are coming so we can make sure we have enough food.

Here is more information on the AGM and how to find the venue invitation to AGM 2012

Here is the reply slip to let us know you are coming. Reply slip for People Matters AGM 2012

You can post the reply slip into the office (the address is on the invitation) or email it to

Eddie has been raising money for the adult groups at People Matters

Eddie handing over his cheque to People Matters after raising £245 through a sponsored cycle! All up hill. Welldone!!!!Eddie and Maureen

People Matters (West Yorkshire) is a charitable incorporated organisation reg no: 1170724.

We are registered with CQC ID 1- 3997439113.

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