Leeds City Council supports neighbourhoods to close their streets for play and is keen for more children to experience playing out safely close to their homes and the benefits this will bring to the entire neighbourhood.
The Play Streets scheme is a resident-led initiative to enable children to play freely and safely in their own street. Leeds residents can make an application to the council for a temporary play street order. The order will be valid for 12 months and allows neighbours to close their road to through traffic for the purpose of play for up to three hours at a time. Play street sessions can be held either weekly, monthly or quarterly or as a one-off proposal.
The street is only closed to through traffic and during the session still remains accessible to the people who live on the street. The application pack and Play Street Guidance gives full details of how to close the street safely and the best way to manage access by car for residents. The documents ‘Application for Temporary Play Street Order’ and ‘Play Street Guidance’ can be found on the Leeds City Council Website here.
For more details on Leeds Play Steet initiative visit https://www.leeds.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel/licences-and-permits/play-streets
Providing urgent support or baby essentials (nappies,wipes,formula) to struggling parents across Leeds and also providing baby equipment to multiple mums.
OWLS – Overcoming Worry, Loss and Sadness – primarily serves children aged 4 to 11 and their families, who are struggling with grief. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and different children will react in different ways
OWLS can help in a number of ways, including offering practical and emotional support, direct 1-2-1 therapy, schools workshops and peer activity days where affected children and their families can get together to share experiences and support each other.
The service is free of charge; OWLS is funded by donations to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
Self-referral service so parents/carers can access OWLS without a professional referral.
Further detail and referral forms can be found on the OWLS website.
Tel: 0113 433 3737
Baby Basics is a charity which aims to provide much needed baby essentials for needy and vulnerable families. We work with healthcare professionals to provide beautiful starter packs for new parents/mothers, which contain clothing, toiletries and essential baby equipment.
Baby Basics Leeds is a volunteer-led project based out of St Paul’s Church, and in partnership with many other churches and organisations around Leeds. We work mostly with refugees and asylum seekers, and teenage mums, but aim to provide as much as we can for anyone who is in need.
In collaboration with Leeds City Council, Child Bereavement UK has opened a centre in Leeds offering support to children and young people who have been bereaved of a close family member. The service is for Leeds young people up to and including age 18 and our practitioners will meet with them at their schools, children’s centres or a convenient community hub. Additionally, families and youngsters can choose to meet us at the centre on Tunstall Road.
The services are provided free of charge and are offered by trained bereavement support practitioners.
www.childbereavementuk.org/leeds or call 0113 350 3598.
Child Bereavement UK, Brooklands Court Business Centre, Tunstall Road, Leeds LS11 5HL