We have been informed about the following list of current support groups. Please do ring the named contact if you wish to confirm details including meeting hours. Please note that unless a named Family Rights Group contact is provided, the groups and organisations listed below are run independently of Family Rights Group and we are not responsible for their activities. 


Family Rights Group has published a guide on good practice in setting up local kinship care support groups. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy. If you wish to attend a group, rather than set one up, you may still find the guide useful.


Organisation

Beeston, Cottingley and Middleton Cluster (Leeds)

Contact name

Kamaljit Benton

Contact Telephone number

0113 270 6903

Contact email

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Who is the group for?


A hot meal will be provided to all attendees and will be served from 16:00 to 16:30 followed by a family workshop. Kinship carers will then be given time to get to know one another and to offer peer support whilst the children take part in different activities including crafts and games.

Where does the group meet?

'Blossom' group meets on Mondays 4-6 pm at Belle Isle Family Centre and is open to families city wide. We can help families from LS10 and LS11 with transport if needed.

Organisation

Carers Leeds- city wide

Contact name

Steph or Adam
 

Contact Telephone number

0113 246 8338

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

Parents and carers group. Sorry no children.

Where does the group meet?

The group meet at Carers Leeds office at 6/8 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PT.

Organisation

City Wide, ChildsSide (Leeds)

 

 

Who is the group for?

The Older Yet Wiser free workshops run over the six weeks from 6 October (not half term) to 17 November are open to all grandparents in Leeds with caring responsibilities for grandchildren aged 8 and under.

Venue: Seacroft Children's Centre, South Parkway, Leeds LS14 6EP

Thursdays 10 AM – 12 noon


Organisation

Crossgates cluster (Leeds)

Contact name

Helen Linton

Contact Telephone number

0113 2643455

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

Crossgates Grand Buddies – All welcome and can join in on this hour of fun activities.

Where does the group meet?

The group meets the first Monday of the month 10.30am to 11.30am at Crossgate Library.

Organisation

ESNW Cluster (Leeds)

Contact name

Amanda Gaskin, Family Support Worker for ESNW Cluster
 

Contact Telephone number

Office: 01132121784 - Mobile: 07817 300093

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

Group meets at Ireland Wood Children's Centre on Fridays 10 am

Organisation

Farnley Cluster (Leeds)

Contact name

Stephanie Burn and Andrea Philpots
 

Contact Telephone number

0113 3782470 or 07712 214151

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

The group mailnly of Grandparents meet the 1st Friday of the
month at Lower Wortley Methodist Church from 10.30am to
12.30pm. We provide refreshements and a friendly safe space
for the grandparents to meet.


Organisation

Morley cluster (Leeds)

Contact name

Michelle
 

Contact Telephone number

0113 2477196

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

A stay and play session for male kinship carers
Where does the group meet? Asquith Primary School Group, Morley - Second Saturday of the month 9.30am to 11.30am

Organisation

Peer support group (Leeds)

Contact name

Gayle Graham, Community Development Worker
 

Contact Telephone number

07852 945286

Contact email

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Who is the group for?

Weekly support and social group set up by a local Grandparent

Where does the group meet? Join us for a cuppa and chat at Tenants Hall Wednesday 1-3 pm. Childcare facilities are available but places are limited so need to book in advance.

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