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NWCC – Covid19 Services

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  

Life is a bit harder for us all at the moment.  The team at New Wortley Community Association, as the Community Care Volunteering hub for Armley Ward is still here to help anyone living in Armley and New Wortley during these difficult times.  

We can help with the following:

  • Access to food parcels
  • Access to hygiene products 
  • Collection of prescriptions
  • A friendly chat with a staff member or volunteer to help ease isolation
  • Access to hot meals delivered to your door (charge applies)
  • Laundry service – collection/delivery (charge applies)

If you need our help call 0113 376 0330 Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.  Outside these hours please call ADD NUMBER and leave us a message.  A member of our team will call you back!

The community centre offers a range of activities and groups that we will be re-starting as soon as it is safe to do so.  To find out more about what we have to offer please contact the relevant member of our team:

Emotional & physical wellbeingGabby Sinclair – 07396 673371
Gabrielle.sinclair@newwortleycc.org
Families and community outreachLornette Mutetto – 07942 265150
Lornette.mutteto@newwortleycc.org
Volunteering, jobs and skillsVictoria Kortekaas – 07856 695969
Victoria.kortekaas@newwortleycc.org
Children and Young PeopleDaisy Murphy – Daisy.murphy@newwortleycc.org
Outdoor activities and groupsMike Sims – Mike.Sims@newwortleycc.org
Food distribution and Hygiene Bank Rhea Bentley – 07415 784063
Rhea.bentley@newwortleycc.org 

WE ARE RECRUTING!

VACANCIES AT NEW WORTLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE

Come and join the team at New Wortley Community Association.  We are looking for an enthusiastic Buildings and Maintenance Coordinator to work flexibly overseeing the safety and security of our buildings.  22 hours per week – £9.50 an hour

Come and join the team at New Wortley Community Association.  An exciting opportunity to make a difference supporting children, young people and their families in New Wortley & Armley.  16 hours per week – £12 an hour

Contact Andrea Edwards – andrea.edwards@newwortleycc.org stating which role you are interested in for an application form”

Women’s Group: Making a Difference in our Community

Make a Mask Pack: created by NWCC Women’s Group

The Women’s Group was formed following a women’s focus session led by Leeds Community Foundation looking at the impact Healthy Holidays funding had on the local community.  It led to a discussion around the barriers that women face accessing groups and services.  As a result of this the women who attended began to meet each other every week to look at how they can make changes and organise in their community. The focus of the group is to develop healthy environments to nurture positive mental health and give women a place to relax away from the daily struggles of work, parenting, family, grief and relationships but to also build up a network of supportive women in their community. The group has been running since early 2020.

During lockdown earlier in the year the women struggled with isolation and felt cut off from the community they had started to build. When groups were allowed to re-start they put into place a plan for the next lockdown. To continue to meet online via zoom and to contribute to the mental health and wellbeing of those in their community. 

Liz, who also attended our weekly volunteer get together, and Margaret another volunteer, wanted to do something to contribute to the community and the idea to create a safety pack to go out to in the local area came about. The women’s group quickly got on board with the idea of engaging the local community in the plan by asking them to create home-made masks to go into the packs. The women felt that this would do two things – it would help people who are struggling with the second lockdown giving them a  task to do and also hopefully get people to volunteer time to provide masks for community outreach in a creative fun way.

The project has only just started but already by reaching out on social media we have had offers from people who would like to make a mask. We have a limited number of packs available but anyone interested in making a mask can contact Victoria.kortekaas@newwortleycc.org. The centre provides the materials to make one mask but we are hoping there are people out there who have the time and materials to make more than one and donate them to the centre. The packs are also there for those who just need to make a mask for themselves. 

In December the centre will be doing a community outreach project to distribute the safety packs and identify other local women who may benefit from accessing the group and to have a say in their local community. 

To find out more about the Women’s Group
contact Victoria.kortekaas@newwortleycc.org
or ring the centre 0113 279 3466