COVID-19 Closure

Woodhouse Community Centre is still closed to the public for the time being to protect public health.

You may wish to join our mailing list to be kept up to date with our response to this unprecendented situation.


We are looking at solutions to open for the purposes most needed by our community, but we aren't open to the general public, and have quite a bit of work to do until we can do this safely.


We estimate we will be open for some kinds of bookings from September, and will be working on IT suite opening after that.

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

Main Oblong office will not be occupied.


If you are in need of support while shielding or self-isolating, you can call 0113 378 1877 (LCC city-wide helpline [additional information]) or 0113 8980034 (Woodhouse Mutual Aid group)


Volunteer Roles

It's great that you're interested in volunteering with us. We've developed a number of volunteer roles that we are currently recruiting to, for more details follow the links below.


Reception Volunteer



Pass it On

Are you aged 50 or over?
Do you have a skill or knowledge you’re willing to teach others?


It could be something like:
Baking a cake, or
Putting up a shelf, or
Story telling, or
Shopping on a budget , or


Anything you think other people would benefit from learning !!

Oblong’s Pass it On group is open to everyone aged 50 or over , whether you have a skill to share or just want to come and learn.

Interested? Contact for more information!



Come dine with us!

Are your dinners delicious?
Do you make lovely lunches?
We are looking for local people in the Woodhouse/Hyde Park/Little London area who love to cook, and who are interested in working together for a year long 'World Cafe Community Cooks Project.



We can offer:
Regular group training activities on setting up and running a
Food hygiene certificates
One on one supervision
Kitchen space
Money for ingredients
Chance to showcase your food at 10 cafes
We want:
Committed, talented individuals who love to
cook and want to learn more



If non of the roles suit your unique set of talents  or interests then please do get in touch with us and have a chat, we always like to explore new opportunities. Contact either Tabitha on 0113 245 9610