Amareen, our Your Space Community Wellbeing Space and Support Service Worker, tells us what she’s been up to so far in 2020.
A week before the Corona virus starting keeping us all apart, we brought almost a hundred women and girls together! Each year we have a big celebration of our work, the women and girls who attend all of our projects come along, we invite funders and other professionals that we work alongside from across the city. It’s always an emotional, inspirational and fun event, and this year was no different.
The service will deliver and promote a range of activities, awareness campaigns and signposting for people who live in LS8, LS9, LS10 and LS11. We will work with individuals and communities to develop and identify the tools, skills and know-how to live happy, healthy lives, and to maintain their wellbeing. Leeds City Council funds the service and Leeds Beckett University, Centre for Health Promotion Research are our evaluation partners.
We launched in April and are working hard to get lots of activities and publicity reaching into the communities. The team have already attended community events, festivals and galas, group work sessions, employee wellbeing sessions and other activities in the local areas with lots of positive conversations going on. The Your Space curry and chat evening was recently hosted in Holbeck – yum! Lots more to come as the sun starts to shine….and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @YourSpaceLeeds