Free Training for adults with learning disabilities – Exploring Relationships and Sexual Health, and LGBTQ+ Rights

CHANGE are running FREE training for people with LearningDisabilities, in collaboration with Leep1, around Exploring Relationships and Sexual Health, and LGBTQ+ Rights.

The sessions take place on a Monday 11am-12pm and
2pm -3pm

If you are interested in joining please email

Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped us to make this possible.
Thanks to the Government for making this possible. @TNLComFund @DCMS

As part of the Leeds LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project, CHANGE produced an Easy Read guide to being LGBTQ+ and what it means.

You can download a free PDF copy by clicking on the link below:

LGBTQ+ – an Easy Read guide

Hate Crime Awareness Week Event #leedsnoplaceforhate

National Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place from
10th – 17th October this year.

What is a hate crime?

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity

Reporting hate crime is important

Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening.

By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.

When you report Hate Crimes, you are making a bigger difference than you may think. It helps you get support. It helps us make your local area safer.

Reporting makes a difference – to you, your friends, and your life.

Leep1 are holding a special event during Hate Crime Awareness Week. We are inviting anyone from support services, learning disabled adults and carers to join us on Zoom to meet three police officers from the West Yorkshire Hate Crime Unit.
You will learn how to report hate crime and raise any issues or make suggestions to improve services.

Please go to Eventbrite to book a place:

Leep1 is back: our first three weeks with our members

It’s been three weeks since we reopened after being closed since March. It’s been absolutely brilliant to have our members back and everyone has loved seeing each other again.

Many members were anxious when they arrived, after all there was a lot to get used to, such as temperature checks at the door, hand sanitising, a one way system and a new layout. However by the end of their first day everyone had completely relaxed, felt safe and just enjoyed each others company. Our members have said that they already feel much happier, less isolated and the reopening of Leep1 has greatly improved their overall wellbeing.

We are currently open four days a week and sessions have focussed on improving a range of digital skills, CV writing, employment skills, cooking, healthy living, fitness, art and photography. The group attending also join in with some of our online Zoom sessions like Drama with Bright Sparks Theatre or Health Living with Tony from Beyond Inspired.

We look forward to seeing all our members flourish and go from strength to strength with more fun and exciting sessions planned for the weeks ahead. We are also looking forward to getting more members back safely.