We are a Leeds based community development charity whose purpose is to help people and communities flourish.   

At Oblong, we are building a community where everyone belongs and matters.

"Oblong aims to develop the capacity and skills of people living in socially and economically disadvantaged areas in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to create active flourishing communities, and to run a community centre, primarily for the benefit of the Woodhouse , Little London and Hyde Park areas."

We run Woodhouse Community Centre, serving Little London, Hyde Park, and Woodhouse. Out of the centre, we run projects like: 

Thriving Together, a volunteer-led project where local people run their own groups and activities, supported by Community Development Workers;

Headspace, a 7 week mental wellbeing course; 
SEVA lunch club, a PWYF lunch club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays which is run by volunteers; 
We also offer room hire and volunteering opportunities.
See our 'What's On' Guide for information about what's on at the centre. 

Oblong has developed a unique and effective style of flat management which ensures everyone we work with has an equal partnership and voice in our development.
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One of our biggest projects is the Woodhouse Community Centre which we have refurbished and now run in partnership with the local community.
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Our Head Space courses offer valuable mental wellbeing sessions, funded by Live Well Leeds.
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