10 ideas for change: Leeds

The Leeds carnival Leeds has a self-starting, enterprising culture that makes it home to numerous social organisations, from Europe’s first Carribean carnival to the UK’s first affordable co-housing project. Here’s 10 of the best in the city: 1. Responding to multiple and complex needs: Barca Leeds: Celebrating its 21st birthday last year, Barca began as a small charity addressing the needs of local people in the Bramley and Rodley areas. Today it employs over 130 people to deliver a range of joined-up, people-centred services. In particular it responds to multiple and complex needs, helping families deal with a range of issues from financial advice to substance misuse and mental health problems. http://barca-leeds.org/ 2. Creating social cafes to tackle food waste: The Real Junk Food Project: It has now travelled across the UK, Europe and the US, but the Real Junk Food Project began in Leeds in … (To read more, subscribe below)

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Clare Goff

Clare Goff

Clare Goff is editor of New Start magazine

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