Bat & Chat

Knock back the years with a great game of table tennis. Show us your skills, play great game and be served tea & coffee afterwards.

Starting Thursday 11th August 2-3pm @ the MAZCC

Every Thursday (excluding the 1st Thursday of every month)

Free of Charge

Contact Gabi 218 5846/

Bat and Chat

“Timeout Tuesday” – School Holiday Club

School’s nearly out for the summer, but don’t panic! LJWB are excited to present “Timeout Tuesday” @ The Zone – summer holiday club running every Tuesday in August for current reception class & KS1 & KS2.

Full details and a booking form can be found on the link below.

Please contact Gabi Amar for more information – 0113 218 5846 /

Timeout Tuesday

Creepy Crawlies Outing

Happy Birthday to thewellfairshop

thewellfairshop will be 9 years old

Join us on 12th August, 12noon to 1pm @ thewellfairshop, Moortown for a birthday bun

Don’t forget to bring a present …. a bag of your pre-loved goods

Contact Meirav 0113 218 5848

Monthly Afternoon Tea

Join us for our ‘Monthly Afternoon’ tea

Entertainment by John Wallis ‘The Golden Age of Music Hall & Variety”

Thursday 4th August at the MAZCC, 2pm

All welcome

Donation £3.00 per person

To reserve your place please Contact Sara on 2185856

Mental Health First Aid Courses

LJWB are delighted to be offering Mental Health First Aid Courses. There are 2 types of course on offer:

  1. Mental Health First Aid – 2 Full Days: A unique opportunity to become a Mental Health First Aider in the Community


Learn to:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves
  • Help prevent mental ill health deteriorating
  • Help someone recover quicker
  • Guide someone towards the appropriate support
  • Reduce the stigma and stereotyping associated with mental health problems

Cost £160 + VAT (refreshments & lunch included)

Contact Paul Townend – 0113 203 4924 / for course dates


2) Mental Health ‘LITE’

Would you like to find out more about Mental Health & how you might be able to help someone in need?

Join us for an introductory 3 hour mental health awareness course

All welcome, Aged 18+, £60 + VAT

Contact Paul Townend – 0113 203 4924 / for course dates

For further details see below



Ride London 2016

Lloyd Rakusen & fellow keen cyclist Andrew Saffman are taking part in the Prudential 100 mile Ride London – Surrey, on 31st July. This year they have roped in their children Philip Rakusen & Hannah Roberts! Like the Marathon there are over 25,000 riders from all over the world, most of them doing it for their personal preferred charity and of course their “personal best”.
Please help them to be a part of this success for our wonderful charity, LJWB.

Radical Sea Change Aims to Wash Away Stigma

According to statistics approximately 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. The information was relayed by Connor Jones, Leeds Jewish Welfare Board senior support worker for adults with learning disabilities, who conducted a raising awareness workshop during Learning Disability Week, attended by staff, carers, support workers and service users.

Mr Jones defined what a learning disability is, the related causes, the different types of disability and the inability to perform some, or all of the tasks of daily life that others take for granted.

On a recent fact-finding visit to Israel one of the questions Welfare Board executive Liz Bradbury asked people at a  learning disability unit was how they knew when they were accepted in their community.

The answer was immediate. “When we live in a flat like everybody else and people invite us for Friday night dinner.”

This got the Welfare Board thinking how they can improve their engagement levels with people with learning disabilities and offer them a better chance of social inclusion after being hidden away for many years.

Ms Bradbury referred to royal family history. In 1909 Prince John, the fifth son, and the youngest of six children born to Queen Mary and King George V,  had epilepsy and possibly autism. As his condition deteriorated he was sent to live at Sandringham House and was kept hidden away from the public eye.

“We have this massive sea change happening now relating to people with learning disabilities and the stigma is reducing, but we still have a long way to go,” she said.

In 2001 the Department of Health published Valuing People, a White Paper designed to establish a framework for the delivery of health and personal social services for children and adults with learning disabilities in England. The four basic principles were rights, independence, choice, and inclusion. By 2025 it is hoped the vision will have materialised, so that disabled people in Britain will have full opportunities and choices to improve their quality of life, and to be respected and included as equal members of society.

For the Welfare Board the radical change to attitudes towards people with learning disabilities is all about working together and finding a way to support people so they feel empowered and engaged. “For us, it’s all about ability, not disability,” Ms Bradbury said.

And to prove the point the Welfare Board held its first celebration to recognise the successes of the people with learning disabilities they support. The party included stands with information and displays of artwork manned by those who are cared for and supported. After lunch, the same people staged a chat show fronted by husband and wife David and Judith Poyser which featured a Mastermind quiz and entertainment by Lost Voice comedian Lee Ridley.

Words by John Fisher

Men’s Discussion Group

Would you benefit from being involved in a discussion group specifically for men? Do you have opinions on topics you would like to share with other men?

Come & have a chat with us – share your views & make new friends. Take an active part or just come & participate.

All welcome. Refreshments provided.

Join us on 21st September, 6pm @ the MAZCC

Contact Paul Schofield 0113 268 4211 / for information and further dates


Help us ‘Bridge’ the gap…we need you!

Calling all bridge players…our social bridge club needs you! Help us make up a four. All welcome. We play Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1- 4pm. Only £2.50 per session.

Contact Gabi Amar for more information 218 5846

Take part in the survey #YourMentalHealthCare

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is launching the #YourMentalHealthCare campaign to gather the public’s experiences of care.

It is estimated that nearly one in four people in England suffer with conditions related to depression, anxiety and stress, and the majority who seek treatment will do so via their GP. As a result, people experiencing these conditions may know a lot about the quality of mental health care in their communities. To encourage them to share their experiences of care, the CQC will be launching a multi-channel public engagement campaign on Monday 11 July.

The CQC has spoken with men and women about their experiences of mental health care – both good and bad – and their experiences will be at the centre of the campaign. They hope that these stories will encourage members of the public who are accessing care for treatment and support for mental health conditions to share their experiences of care.

For more information & TO TAKE THE SURVEY see the CQC website

On Twitter, follow @CareQualityComm and use the hashtag  #YourMentalHealthCare. On Facebook, go to CareQualityCommission