Minnow Bachas, Community Development Worker at Leeds Women’s Aid is connecting with all women and girls in Leeds, and wants you to know about Women’s Lives Leeds.

Women’s Lives Leeds is a partnership of 11 organisations supporting and working with women and girls in Leeds. Services are available to help you increase confidence, independence, self-esteem, empowerment, safety and participation in services and your community.

The vision is that many more women and girls will have their needs met and be empowered to lead safer and healthier lives. Women’s Lives Leeds mission is to ensure that the most vulnerable woman and girls can access services and support they want, when they choose.

Women’s Lives Leeds offers women and girls a holistic service that looks at all of your needs, and empowers you to support your peers and influence services across Leeds.

There are free and confidential weekly ‘drop-in’ opportunities for any woman or girl to have a chat about any issue affecting you; you will be listened to and helped to get the support you need. You might just want to talk to someone about something that is on your mind? No issue is too small or big for them to help you with.

You can find information about ‘drop-in’ sessions online at www.womenslivesleeds.org.uk. There is also an online directory for anyone to use to find out what support is available in Leeds.

If you would like a chat about any issue affecting you or need any more information please get in touch with Minnow at minnow@leedswomensaid.org.uk.

*Have Your Say about the Future of Services for Women in Leeds*

It is an exciting time in Leeds for women to influence the future of services and support available for them in our city. If you have something to say about your health and wellbeing as a female carer in Leeds then this is your opportunity!

The Leeds Women and Girls Hub identified the need to develop ‘State of Women’s Health in Leeds’, a report highlighting the health challenges that women in our city face. The aim of the report is to influence services to ensure that women in our city are receiving better opportunities for their health needs.

The Leeds Women and Girls Hub invites any women or girls in Leeds to join; you can get involved by joining the mailing list and coming to meetings or events – starting with a discussion at Carer Leeds.

Womens Health Discussion

Thursday 26th July 1pm until 3pm at Carers Leeds

The discussion will focus on how being a female carer in Leeds and the issues you may face, impact on your health and wellbeing. Refreshments will be provided. This is a fully accessible, child-friendly event.

Booking is essential, please contact Carers Leeds on 0113 246 8338.

Leeds Womens Aid can reimburse bus and parking tickets for you to attend this event, however if you need a taxi booking in order to attend please contact Camille Thomas on 0113 288 4593.