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Leep1 Club Night Returns!!

WELCOME BACK CLUBBERS!!

The biggest thing we all missed during Covid and the various lockdowns were our monthly clubnights. We were all desperate to get together and party like we used to do!

We have some fantatsic news! our Club Nights ARE BACK!
We’ve teamed up with Popworld in Leeds as our new venue and will be hosting the first monthly club night in time for Halloween.

We are now selling tickets online in advance. Tickets will also be available on the door

We hope you can join us for our very first club events. They will be happening every third Thursday of the month from October.

Volunteer with Us

We are currently looking for help to run these events so if you can spare three hours a month to help please get in touch. Volunteering with us fun, rewarding and a great way to gain experience in this sector. Find out more about volunteering here: https://leep1.co.uk/volunteering/ or email manager@leep1.co.uk for more information and an application pack.

#AbilitiesNotDisabilities Book with stories by 8 entrepreneurs with learning disabilities

Overcoming struggles, acheivements and future ambitions

We are very excited here at Leep1 as our first published book is now available to buy on Amazon! Both in paperback and E-book versions the 11 chapters have been written by members and staff of Leep1 and in particular the 8 entrepreneurs part of the AND Project.

LEEP1’s primary expertise is a deep understanding of the needs of learning-disabled and autistic adults, supporting them to develop independent lives.

We set up a clothing brand with a social purpose, the mission is to change the way the world views learning-disabled adults, tackling the stigma and inequalities they face. AND Clothes is an enterprise run by and for adults with learning disabilities and autism. We support our team members to learn business skills, develop entrepreneurial talent, build confidence, and help them have the lives they choose.

All the clothing designs are created by our entrepreneurs, emblazoned with empowering slogans and phrases. 100% of our profits go back into building a brand our team can be proud of.

If you would like to buy a copy of the book please click the button below

Paperback: £8.99
E-Book : £4.99

Paul Wade – You’re simply the best!

Paul, Paul, Paul, where do we start?

You certainly are a larger than life presence, full to the brim of enthusiasm, compassion, hard work and always joking about!  And this is why the members and your teammates love you!

The last few years have been really challenging during Covid, but you and your teammates have done everything you could to keep Leep 1 up and running at top speed.  Because of digital skills sessions your team were able to stay in contact with members throughout the pandemic and offer a large variety of fun and informative teaching online.  Be there for those struggling emotionally and with mental health issues, bringing members closer into more of a family, The Leep 1 Family!  

 Besides the support there needs to be fun, and you have always brought that to Leep 1. Since having members returning at the end of 2020, your team have worked with both members at home and in the workplace.  Pauls 10 min workout has been a big hit and the Healthy living sessions and Kahoots galore. He puts so much fun and laughter into them, awful singing, joking about, dancing and falling over, I know the members can’t get enough. It’s learning through fun and it is a comfort.

 2021 has brought us a little more freedom and following Health and Safety covid procedures we have been able to have our members back at Leep1 HQ.

Seeing our members isolating at home all that time, many unable to get out at all was very upsetting.

So Paul decided that when we got back, we were going to make the most of it and get out every day possible.  We have done just that, visiting – Harrogate, Otley, Golden Acre park, Roundhay park, going into town and following Owl and Dinosaur trails walking along the Canal and visiting many more places. Taking packed lunches along with us, we walk and talk and smile and laugh getting Vit-D, exercise and new experience along the way, everyone so excited to see how many steps they have done.  Good Mental health and wellbeing at the end of the day.

Paul has given so much of himself to Leep 1, made so many fun memories for all who know him, he’s  truly going to be greatly missed,

With love in our hearts from your Leep 1 family xxx