If you would like to find activities, clubs or social groups in your local area, either for yourself or on behalf of someone you care for, the Leeds Directory is a great way to find out what's available. There are various schemes across Leeds which offer a variety of different activities, and the chance to socialise in a friendly, supportive environment.
Day centres are available for people over 60 or for disabled people. They offer activities and help with personal care. For a small daily charge occupational therapists and physiotherapists are available at some centres. For your nearest day centre ask your local Neighbourhood Network or call Adult Social Care on 0113 222 4401 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). If you are unable to use the telephone you can email us using the form in the Contact us section on this page.
Neighbourhood Networks are organisations which provide a wide range of support, services and activities for older people across the whole of Leeds. They can help with healthy living, leisure, transport and help around the home, and they are a great place to meet new people. In the Related Pages section click on the link to Support groups, befriending and companionship for further information.
Information about volunteering in Leeds can be found on the Doing Good Leeds website.
If you care for someone
If you’re a carer and would like some help to balance your caring duties with other aspects of your life for example work or family demands we can help. Call Carers Leeds on 0113 380 4300 to arrange a carer’s assessment or visit their website using the link on this page.
Using a personal budget for daytime activities
If you're eligible for help from Adult Social Care and would like more say over how your care is provided and how you spend your day, ask for information about personal budgets. Many people use a personal budget from Adult Social Care to arrange their own support or daytime activities.
Physical activity for adults over 60
You will find comprehensive information in the Documents section on this page.