Tag: Autism

Finding calm at Cottingley Community Centre

Finding calm at Cottingley Community Centre

Cottingley Community Centre was busy on Saturday afternoon (30 September 2017) as they opened their new Sensory Room. The room is kitted out with various objects to stimulate different senses. There is a panel with various textures, made from carpet tiles; light strings; lights that change colour and shapes; seating; and music. People can use […]

£500 raised for Leeds Autism Services

£500 raised for Leeds Autism Services

A gala night for Hunslet-based charity Leeds Autism Services held on Wednesday (15 March 2017) raised £500 for their work. The evening, which looked to raise awareness of autism and the charity itself was hosted within The Light. The event gained support from Vue Cinema, which screened the documentary, and Zizzi, which treated guests to […]

Hilary Benn discusses social enterprise and Brexit with People Matters

Hilary Benn discusses social enterprise and Brexit with People Matters

Hilary Benn MP, visited Holbeck-based social enterprise, People Matters (Leeds) CIC recently, to find out about their new enterprise project Nourishing People, which trains people who live with a disadvantage and have little or no experience of work to manufacture and sell wholesome snacks. The project is set to expand and start collaborating with Leeds […]

New Autism service at Vale Circles

New Autism service at Vale Circles

A new service for adults on the autistic spectrum and their carers opens this week at the Vale Circles centre in Beeston. The service will begin on Thursday 3 March and run every week 2-7pm at Vale Circles on Tunstall Road in Beeston. It is focussed on autistic adults and those that support them who […]

By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Help give Linus a bed for Christmas

Help give Linus a bed for Christmas

A Middleton family has launched a fundraising campaign to give their autistic Leeds son a safe bed to sleep in. Eight-year-old Linus Harrison, from Middleton, has severe autism, which means he has the mental age of a two year old, still has to wear nappies and is unable to communicate or respond to his own […]

By December 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →