People Matters, formerly based at Conference Place in Armley, is aiming to re-establish its support for local people across West Leeds, writes Tina Turnbull.
Currently operating on Croydon Street near the far end of Copley Hill and the gyratory the organisation had to move when its old centre was closed several years ago. Now it is aiming to open a base in the Armley area again during 2017. (More news when the lease is signed).
Adult learning courses
Knowing the City College unfortunately also had to close in Armley some considerable time ago People Matters has agreed to work on changing what it offers and is now launching from January onwards a range of adult learning courses in subjects from Beading to Djembe Drums.
All local people from across West Leeds who are 19 years and over and would like to give learning something a try in a friendly, relaxed community environment are welcome to join in.
By taking part from January it will mean that opening a base back in the Armley/New Wortley area will then be feasible much earlier.
Everyone who takes part will agree personal goals and work closely with the tutor to build their talents in the area they choose.
For example, the Film Making course is for anyone who would like to experience this fantastic medium for telling a story. It might be a story to highlight your experiences or a travel guide for visitors to the community. There will be a lot to do both in front and behind the camera.
All courses give everyone who takes part a chance to build their self confidence, meet different people and receive recognition for their work through a film premiere, exhibition, sales achieved on the Upcycling to Sell course or a plan of action for your future from the Future Options course.
The benefits far outweigh the small concession-based cost available to most of the people who take part.
People Matters was established in 2002, they are truly a local organisation putting their 250+ members first. As a social enterprise any money made is put straight back in to the organisation to support those that feel they need a little friendly support to move towards their goals.
For more information or for a full prospectus contact People Matters (Leeds) on 0113 234 6896, by visiting our website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook.