Older Peoples Action In The Locality

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Welcome in Community Centre,55 Bedford Drive
Leeds,West Yorkshire
LS16 6DJ


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OPAL is an exciting and innovative charity recognised by the HRH Queen Elizabeth for our work supporting older people in Leeds 16.

We set up in January 2002 to reduce isolation for older people and to ensure that they can live safely, healthily and confidently in their own home. We do this by offering a wide range of health and social activities, information, advocacy and home support.

In recent years OPAL have bought a former pub (The Bedford Arms) and have part renovated it into The Welcome In Community Centre.

The aim is to have a centre where:

•             OPAL can consolidate our services and activities for older people into one building and so work more effectively and efficiently

•             The whole community can access services and activities that are not easily available to them

•             People of all ages can interact and so make a stronger community

So far, within the centre, we have created the Welcome In Community Café, office space, therapy room, meeting rooms and an activity room. We are working hard to raise funds to complete the renovation which will give us a function room and therapeutic gardens.

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