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Leep1 is part of the larger organisation The Advonet Group.

Leep1 is a not for profit Community Interest Company which means all our money goes back into supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the lives they choose. Our members and Leeds Advocacy elect the management comittee for Leep1 every year and our service is run and managed by the people the service is for. We currently have around 50 members who all have different roles and have helped Leep1 to be the thriving organisation it is today.

We have a small but dedicated staff team at Leep1 who help support the members to choose and run activities at our centre on Roundhay Road. It is a fun and safe space where everybody feels welcome.

People with learning disabilities speaking up for themselves

Management Commitee

Susan Hanley | Senior Co-Chair
Jamie Leigh| Trustee
Bernadette Spellman | Vice Chair
Kalwant Sidhu | Secretary
Julie Hill | Treasurer


Susan Hanley: Senior Co-Chair
Helen Whitelam: Project Manager
Annabell Kesby: Deputy Manager
Janine Blumer: Support Worker
Ouahiba Tename: Support worker
Amanda Burton: AND Project Lead Support Worker
Angie Marshall: Cafe Manager
Darren Nixon: NVQ Tutor and Assistant Manager
Sapphire Malcolm: Friendship Group Support Worker
Jamie-Leigh Marshall: Leep1 Consultant