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We receive referrals from various places including Leeds Jewish Housing Association, schools, Social Care and Health Visitors. We assess each family or individual to establish their needs and requirements. The support work we offer is bespoke to each individual and can often require more than one member of the team as well as co-working with other teams and organisations. This may also include support through our counselling service, activity programme, wellbeing afternoons, advice and guidance, personal development and parenting classes.

The support we offer can range from days or weeks to a number of years. It is our aim to empower people to take control enabling them to manage their own lives more effectively.

For older people we conduct initial assessments, refer to professionals and other agencies on their behalf, organise volunteer befrienders, refer to GPs regarding mobility aids and help them to apply for benefits. We promote social inclusion and support our elderly clients in the community to access various activities and events that we offer at the Community Centre. At the MAZCC older people (and people of all ages) can find companionship, join an activity, wellbeing group, learn a new skill, discuss and debate or simply meet in the café for a coffee and a chat. Hot lunches at a reduced rate are available everyday for people over 70 and a support team are on hand for a confidential chat, advice and help.

For Children and Family support please see here

Unemployment and debt can cause huge stress on the family and people often require help to get them through these difficult times. Unfortunately, this has become all too common in recent years.

We offer advice on housing issues, Help with receiving a Jewish Temporary Shelter Grants, debt management, issues around benefits, excessive gambling and signposting.

We support families with young babies and children through a wide range of needs including young parent support, safeguarding and child protection, domestic violence, post-natal depression, additional needs, single parenthood, birth trauma and loss of a child.

Family creative sessions are provided in a safe and relaxed setting where the problems the family are facing each day can be put aside to allow the family to have fun. The sessions are based on the ages, abilities and needs of those involved. The activities that run through these sessions are designed to target the identified needs of the family in tackling issues such as difficulties bonding, understanding the value of praise, healing from the trauma of domestic violence, sibling rivalry, appropriate discipline and improving communication.

We run several targeted parenting courses throughout the year providing a bespoke group to meet the needs of those attending as well as baby massage classes and toddler groups.

We offer practical courses for people with reduced independence skills, reduced social skills and life skills. These include first aid and Internet safety courses and one to one advice and guidance on public transport and personal safety.

Our personal development award winning course STEPS has become hugely successful in empowering people to tackle challenges and make improvements in their lives. Participants have ranged from 18 to 88 years old and the course has received continuous positive feedback.

Often life throws us a curve ball and we find ourselves dealing with situational, stress, anxiety and depression. We offer support to people whose health and wellbeing is suffering as a result of their personal circumstances through one-to-one support and signposting.

We have a range of health & wellbeing activities at the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre including our weekly wellbeing afternoons offering afternoon tea and entertainment, chairobics classes and ‘Sing Yourself Happy’ group.

We also run a discussion group, film club, fitness, yoga, drama and art classes (Please find our activity programme here). 

We offer support to people suffering from domestic violence, historical abuse, drug and alcohol abuse and eating disorders.