COVID-19 Closure

21st July 2021 - Woodhouse Community Centre is still closed to the public to protect public health.
For anyone on site we are still requiring masks and social distaning (as prior to 19th July.)
We are planning to re-open some of our facilites on a limited basis as we deem safe.

However, we are open to interest for future bookings and we are carefully considering what is safe to do in our building.

We are currently taking bookings for support groups, training, exercise classes, and some other well planned activities. Apologies but given the current risks we're not currently considering bookings for parties, gatherings or other social bookings.

We are available for questions via email and phone during office hours - / 0113 2459610

Main Oblong office is open for enquiries on Tuesdays and Thursdays 1000-1500.

If you are in need of support while shielding or self-isolating, see for self referral options in the community.

Become Part of Something Amazing


Would you like to use your skills and experience effectively to help us learn, grow and develop. We can offer the right people the chance to improve their leadership skills, career prospects, develop new skills and really make a difference in our community.


We have specialist places available on our Board of Directors and may be able to offer you a chance to sit on our board if you can offer us your time to help us learn and grow over the next two years.


We are specifically looking for people who can offer us any of these experiences:

  • Currently living in Woodhouse
  • ​Coming from our BME communities
  • Under 25 years old
  • Over 65 years old
  • Being a disabled person
  • Use of consensus decision making


We are also looking for people who have these skills:

  • Charity Finance
  • HR
  • Events management
  • Building management
  • Successful business
  • Fundraising

You’ll need to be willing to give us 5 - 10 hours a month. This is meeting time, supervisions, collectives and reading and commenting on papers and practice


Expected Duties of an Oblong Board Member

  • Support and ensure the implementation of the strategic plan
  • Safeguard the flat structure and consensus decision making processes
  • Ensure legal compliance and good governance
  • Advocate and advertise Oblong and the work we do
  • Actively participate in the collectives that need your skills and experience
  • Attend annual away days


Still interested click here to fill out the online application 


You can find out more about us by having a look on the website including our memorandum and articles of association and the latest accounts