Post lockdown limited opening
Update 7th September 2021: Woodhouse Community Centre is now open on a limited basis.
For anyone on site we are still requiring masks and social distancing (as prior to 19th July.)
Reception & IT Suite will be open Monday to Thursday 10am-3pm. Subject to available staffing.
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.
Main Oblong office is open for enquiries on Monday to Thursday 1000-1600.
If you are in need of support while shielding or self-isolating, see oblong.org.uk/support for self referral options in the community. or call 0113 8980024
Oblong, established in 1996, manages Woodhouse Commuity Centre is a community development organisation that provides advice, support and facilities for local people who want to make a difference through volunteering and community projects.
Our aim is to provide:
• Volunteer opportunities – for graphic design, web design and video, working with local community projects to meet their needs.
• Administration & reception opportunities.
• Resources – meeting rooms, IT suite, art space and office space for hire.
• Healthy living activities – these include mental well-being sessions, yoga and a gardening project.
• English lessons for speakers of other languages.
• Training, advice and support – to individuals and small groups of people who want to establish locally based not-for-profit community activities.
Caring Together in Woodhouse and Little London has been supporting local older people since 1995. They have regular social groups and exercise groups as well as IT drop ins and classes both at the centre, and beyond. They are proud to offer advice, support, and social activities to improve the quality of life for Older People to enable them to live independently in their own homes.
Registered Charity No: 1138782 Company No 070402794
Inclusion North (CIC)
Inclusion North works to promote the inclusion of people who have learning disabilities in all areas of mainstream life. We do this by:
Helping Learning Disability Partnership Boards to support people with learning disabilities, family members, Health and Social Services, service providers and members of the general public
Sharing ideas, knowledge and experience locally and nationally
Providing training, consultancy and individual support to develop the skills of all to create welcoming and able communities.
Promoting positive models of support
Promoting inclusive ways of working by working in partnership with all members of the community
Building alliances locally and nationally that enhance positive practice
Abigail Housing are a West-Yorkshire based charitable company dedicated to providing support and homes to refugees and asylum seekers who find themselves destitute on our streets. This includes those who have been refused asylum but cannot reasonably return to their country of origin and those given refugee status who have to leave their NASS housing.
Touchstone provide mental health and wellbeing services to over 2000 people a year, whilst also working across communities to grow their confidence and capacity to demand the services and positive experiences they are entitled to.
Touchstone run IAPT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy session from their office here at Woodhouse Community Centre.
Leeds Zen Buddhists
Leeds Zen Group meets on Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings to practise Zazen (sitting meditation) Beginners welcome.
For more information or to arrange an introduction please email John Callaghan or phone on 07946 476 471
Currently all our office spaces are fully occupied. If you would be interested in renting office space at Woodhouse Community Centre and would like to join our waiting list please contact our Centre Coordinator email@example.com