The Support Centre in Harehills holds a special place in the hearts of many staff and service users and members of the Harehills community.
Built in 1902, it has been home to the Live Well Leeds Service since it began in 2019.
Touchstone has been delivering services from the double fronted building for many years. Its past includes being a probation Hostel.
The rendering has been renewed and new windows and a lot of internal decoration has been carried out.
The centre now stands proud as a great example of late Victorian architecture
Many people have fond memories of the ‘Support Centre’; it is in the heart of Harehills and has been home to many Touchtone initiatives. In the middle of the lockdown the Centre hosted the Touchstone Love Food project.
It is also home to the Sikh Elders Service, Association of Blind Asians, Dial House @ Touchstone Crisis Service and Connect. It also has rooms used by Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service for counselling and therapy.
The garden is now being developed by a Live Well Leeds group and we have had staff days of action that have transformed the site taking back ivy and weeds.
The difference this has all made is amazing, we have a bright and attractive building.
There will be a relaunch of the Centre; details will be posted soon.
Ralph Berry – Live Well Leeds Delivery Network Partnership Manager