Category Archives: Events

Women’s Leeds City Listening Project Focus Group

Leeds Involving People are working with Leeds City Council to provide an opportunity for women (over the age of 18) to speak about the barriers they face and identify solutions that would help tackle some of these barriers.

Thursday 28th November, 1pm till 3pm
Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People
St Mary’s Street

Women are invited to attend this Focus Group

Participants will receive a £10 voucher for attending.

To book your place, please contact Leeds Involving People:
0113 237 4508 / 0793 493 6927


Annual General Meeting

Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People

The Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People are holding their Annual General Meeting in November. We would like to invite you to attend the meeting.

Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People AGM will be held on
Thursday 21st November 2019
at: 7pm
The Centre
St Mary’s Street

Please find attached our Membership Application Form and the Trustee Application Form.
There is a closing date for trustee applicants of Friday 8th November.

Membership Application Form

Trustee Application Form

Final Accounts 2019

How to find us

Click here to view map on Google
We have finally moved into our new home at St Mary’s Street
We are open for booking medical appointments.
When we are fully open we will announce it here.

How to get there by Bus
16, 49, 50 & 50A.

Entrance to the new Centre and an image of the entrance intercom
When you arrive either by car or on foot, please press the blue light button (See Image above) on the intercom system to ring the office to let them know you are waiting.
The office will let you in.
It’s roughly a 22 minute walk from the train station, please follow the route below:



Deaf Catholic Church Group Events 2019


Friday 4th October update
“Hi folks
The Saturday 6pm services will continue at Leeds Cathedral on the second Saturday in the month.

Next signed services are:
12 October interpreted by Lynn Lawson
9 November interpreted by Lynn Lawson
14 December interpreted by Anna Claire Smith

  • 27 July – Faith meal St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf,
    1-4pm please bring food to share.
    Church Street,
    Boston Spa,
    West Yorkshire
    LS23 6DF
  • 10 August – Mass Saturday 6pm St Anne’s Cathedral interpreted by Lynn
  • 14 September – Mass Saturday 6pm St Anne’s Cathedral, Cathedral House Great George Street, Cathedral House, Leeds LS2 8BE,  BSL interpreted by Anna Smith

Northern Ballet invites you to join us for Expressions

Expressions, A Celebration of Inclusive Dance, Click here for Tickets

Expressions showcases the exciting work of talented disabled dancers from across the UK. The only event of its kind in Yorkshire, Expressions takes place over three relaxed shows, with diverse performances from professional and community groups.

We are proud to co-commission TIN Arts’ new work Invisible Kisses which will première at Expressions, alongside Anjali Dance Company who return to Leeds with two short dance pieces, Unicorn and The Reflection. Northern Ballet’s In Motion and Ability dancers will join other performers from Leeds to present their own trailblazing work.

For the full line up of each performance, please visit the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre website.

Parent and Baby Group – TODAY :-)

Children from 0-4 years old

Starting on Monday 4th February 2019, then first Monday of every month except May when the group will be held on Monday 13th May.

Deaf parents with deaf children
Hearing parents with deaf children
Siblings are welcome
10am – 12pm
First Monday of every month up to December
The Centre, St Mary’s street, Leeds, LS9 7DP

Parent and Baby Group


DEX – Games & Quiz, Saturday 15th June 2019







When: Saturday 15th June
Time: 11am till 4pm
Where: Here!
The Leeds Society For Deaf and Blind People
The Centre
St Mary’s Street


DEX – BBQ Day, Sat 13th July 2019







When: Saturday 13th July
Time: 11am till 4pm
The Leeds Society For Deaf and Blind People
The Centre
St Mary’s Street



We would like your views on our proposals for Urgent Treatment Centre in Leeds

Click here to take the survey

We’re holding events where you can learn more, ask questions and give us your feedback:
Friday 8 February 2019
10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm
Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind, St Mary’s Street, LS9 7DP

Urgent care is care that someone feels is needed on the same day but their illness or injury is not life-threatening. We want to hear your thoughts and views on our proposals to establish five urgent treatment centres in the city of Leeds.


Brief summary of the project

As your local clinical commissioning group (CCG), NHS Leeds CCG has made some proposals for urgent treatment centres for the citizens of Leeds and we want to hear your views about these proposals.

Over the last few years we have spoken to local people who have told us that it’s not always clear who would be best placed to help you, or a loved one, when you’re not feeling well or have been injured.

This is especially the case where you feel you need to be seen quite quickly but you know it’s not an emergency. We know that the way services are currently designed to help you in this situation – which we often call urgent care services – are not easy to understand.

Urgent care is care that someone feels is needed on the same day but their illness or injury is not life-threatening.

This could include anything from cuts, minor injuries, bites or stings through to mild fevers, vomiting and diarrhoea etc.

We feel that our proposals will help simplify the system for you when you have an urgent care need.

To help you understand more about our proposals we have developed the following:

  • Our engagement document which provides you with a comprehensive overview of why we are proposing these changes as well as the survey questions which you can also answer online (please note this is a secure web-based survey)
  • An easy read version of our engagement document
  • An easy read guide providing a summary of our proposals and showing the ways you can feedback your views
  • An easy read survey that can be completed online (please note this is a secure PDF document)
  • We have also organised a number of events, you can find the details of these further below on this webpage
  • To see recent updates on the engagement and events in the city visit: #UrgentCareLeeds

If you work for a community organisation and would like multiple copies of the survey documents or would like us to come along to any events please do get in touch. You can either email us or call us on 0113 843 5470.

Who would we like to hear from?

We would very much like to hear from anyone who lives or works in Leeds as our urgent care services are designed to meet the needs of our diverse population as well as those visiting our city. It’s important that we hear from you whether you do so as a patient, a member of the public, a health and care professional or you may have a role representing the views of your local community.

What are we asking?

We want to hear your thoughts and views on our proposals to establish five urgent treatment centres in the city of Leeds. We want to know about how you currently access services when you have an urgent but not emergency care need, your views on our proposed sites and the opening hours for those urgent treatment centres which we refer to as ‘community-based’. We’d also very much welcome any other comments or suggestions you have that could help improve your experience of using urgent care services.

How can you give us your views?

We are using a survey to understand people’s views on this change. The survey is available in paper format as well as online (accessed from this webpage). In addition, we are working closely with Voluntary Action Leeds who will run some focus groups and one-to-one interviews with people across Leeds.

We have organised a number of events which we’d very much like you to attend if you can. These events will inclue a presentation followed by a question and answer session.

  • 8 February 2019, 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm, Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind, St Mary’s Street, Leeds LS9 7DP
  • 25 February 2019, 1.30-3.30pm, Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds LS9 6NL
  • 4 March 2019, 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm, Seacroft Recovery Hub, The Green, Leeds LS14 6JL
  • 8 March 2019, 10.30am-12.30pm, New Wortley Community Centre, 40 Tong Rd, Leeds LS12 1LZ
  • 13 March 2019, 10am-12pm, Carriageworks Theatre, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD
  • 22 March 2019, 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm, Hamara Centre, Tempest Road, Leeds LS11 6RD

Book your place If you’d like to come along to one of the above events you can either register online at or call us to book a place on 0113 843 5470

Drop-in events

In addition, a number of drop-in events will be held, including on evenings and weekends; these will be advertised on our social media channels – Facebook (NHS Leeds) and Twitter (@nhsleeds) and on this webpage.

At the drop-in sessions, you can turn up at any point and have a chat with our team, before you complete a survey or take a copy away.

Confirmed drop-in sessions:

  • 2 February 2019, 1pm -4 pm, Kentmere Community Centre, Kentmere Avenue, Leeds, LS14 1BW
  • 5 February 2019, 11am – 2pm, Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind, St Mary’s Street, Leeds LS9 7DP
  • 13 February 2019, 10am – 2 pm, Lower Floor, Merrion House, Leeds, LS2 8PD
  • 18 February 2019, 10am – 2pm, Seacroft Community Hub, Deacon House, 11 Seacroft Avenue, Leeds, LS14 6JD
  • 27 February 2019, 10am – 2 pm, Reginald Centre, 263 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 3EX
  • 3 March 2019, 7am – 12:30pm, Leeds/Bradford Airport Car Boot Sale, Greengate Farm, Leeds, LS18 5HY
  • 12 March 2019, 4pm – 8pm, HEART Centre, Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3HN
  • 17 March 2019, 7am – 12:30pm, Wetherby Racecourse Car Boot Sale, Wetherby Racecourse, York Road, Wetherby, LS22 5EJ
  • 26 March 2019, 10am – 3pm, Gledhow Wing, St. James’ Hospital, Leeds, LS9 7TF
  • 28 March 2019, 10 – 3pm, Jubilee Wing, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, LS1 3EX
  • 30 March 2019, 10am – 2pm, Event Space, Leeds Kirkgate Market, 34 Ludgate Hill, Leeds, LS2 7HY
  • 4 April 2019, 10am – 2pm, Wharfdale Hospital, Newall Carr Road, Otley, Leeds, LS21 2LY
  • 8 April 2019, 8am – 1pm, Pudsey Craft Market, 1 Market Place, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 7BE

Complete the survey (available from Monday 21 January)

What did people tell us?

We will publish the results from the engagement on this page soon after the engagement closes.

What did we do?

We will publish the results from the engagement on this page soon after the engagement closes.

Urgent Treatment Centres – Proposal and Survey

Urgent Treatment Centres – Poster

Urgent Treatment Centres – Poster with event dates

Urgent Treatment Centres – Engagement Plan

Friendship Cafe 2019 Dates

2019 Friendship Cafe poster
The Friendship Cafe will be open for Deaf people and Blind people on Sunday 3rd February 2019  between 2pm and 4pm.

Come down and have a chat and laugh with some familiar faces…..and make some new friends.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Click here for poster: Friendship Cafe 2019 poster