Lee’s Story

11th January 2021|Categories: Blog|

My name is Lee I am 28 years old I have cerebral palsy and learning difficulties. I have done a work placement at National Express Leeds bus station. I got this from Leeds Technology college. They kept me on the placement for a year because I was doing well. I

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020

20th November 2020|Categories: Blog, LGBT*|

On the 20th of November each year, people gather around the world to mourn the transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people who we have lost this year. We also recognise on this day the violence that so often circulates not just around the death of our trans siblings, but so

We need to give consistent, caring, personalised support to rehabilitate offenders from South Asian communities

6th November 2020|Categories: Blog, Probation Service|

A was convicted of a domestic violence offence and ordered to carry out unpaid work and Rehabilitation Requirement Days as part of his Community Order. English was not his first language and the Community Rehabilitation Company referred him to Touchstone’s specialist Shafa service.  Touchstone’s caseworker Ijaz Khan could speak his

The Well-Bean Crisis Cafe Update

30th October 2020|Categories: Blog, Crisis support|

THE WELL-BEAN CRISIS CAFÉ – HOPE IN A CRISIS LEEDS BLOG: OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020: MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS SUPPORT IN LEEDS DURING TIER 3 RESTRICTIONS (Written by Matthew Hall – LSLCS Crisis Support Worker at WBC) News has emerged earlier this week that West Yorkshire is due to go into a

Black History Month Poem by Enas

30th October 2020|Categories: Black History Month, Blog|

A Dream We call for freedom But She isn’t present today We scream loud like banshees But freedom didn’t live on our streets Painted like a dreamer on crack Addicted to optimism. But this Isn’t A dream And there is no rehab for nightmares When they follow you everywhere. Imprisoned