Organisation Directory

Bardsey Debating and Literary Society

Please telephone the secretary for a prospectus.

Bardsey Village Hall Committee

Acts as a Community Focal Point for the meetings and activities held in the area and surroundings. Activities include Badminton, Aerobics / Pilates, Dance Classes, Embroidery, W.I., Horticultural Society, Debating Society, Art Classes, Youth Club, Drama Group.

Barnardo's - Adoption and Fostering Yorkshire

Adoption and Fostering Barnardo's Yorkshire seeks to recruit, prepare and support adoptive and foster families for children currently in local authority care. We find families for babies and children with disabilities, with special health needs, sibling groups, single school age children and dual heritage, Asian and African-Caribbean children of all ages. We welcome applications from prospective carers from a variety of backgrounds who can provide a stable and loving family.

Barnardo's - Leeds Children's Rights Service

This service provides advocacy support for all looked after children, including disabled children, unaccompanied asylum seeking children, those in secure accommodation and those placed out of authority by Leeds Children and Young People?s Social Care. The service ensures that those identified are informed of their rights and supported to participate in the design and delivery of the service and involved in decision making which affects them. We will provide advocacy to children and young people assessed as Children in Need and help in Child protection meetings and we also work with Care Leavers or Looked After Children and Young people who are deemed to be at risk from CSE.

Barnardo's - Willow Young Carers Service

Willow is a Barnardo's support service for young carers aged 5-18 years old living in Leeds. We support children and young people who care for a family member affected by a physical or mental health illness, disability or substance misuse.

Barnardo's - Yorkshire

As the UK's biggest children's charity, Barnardo's runs more than 400 projects across the UK and has been changing lives for nearly 150 years. We run schools, vocational training courses and restaurants staffed by our young people. We provide support for families and children leaving care, adoption and fostering services, and much more. Barnardo's also campaigns on behalf of children, bringing vital issues to the attention of both the public and the Government. We do this because we believe in children. Barnardo's vision is that the lives of all children and young people should be free from poverty, abuse and discrimation.

Barnardo's Churches and Neighbourhood Action Project

The CANA Project was set up by Barnardo's in 1986 and aims to work in urban areas of West Yorkshire, primarily in Leeds and Bradford but also in Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield, for the benefit of children, young people and their families. . Barnardo's recognises that churches can have a major role in striving for equality of opportunity, justice and peace across society as a whole and specifically within their local communities. CANA offers an advice, support and consultancy service to church and community groups who are seeking to develop practical initiatives. It also encourages and enables church, community and neighbourhood groups to engage in collective action in response to expressed local needs.

Barnardo's Futures

Our Supported Lodgings services offer temporary accommodation for young people leaving care or facing homelessness in a number of areas across the Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, and other surrounding areas. With expert advice and vital emotional support, these highly vulnerable young people can eventually find safe housing of their own and begin living independently. A Supported Lodgings provider offers a safe, supportive and friendly home environment this crucial time. We know this experience can quite simply transform the lives of young people, enabling them to look forward to a brighter future. If you have a spare room and would like to help a vulnerable young person then we?d love to hear from you, so get in touch. We also offer short term emergency accomodation for vulnerable young people aged 16-21 in Leeds- called Nightstop.

Barwick Village Hall

Barwick Village Hall is a community building available for hire for classes, parties, meetings, and activities. A wheelchair accessible toilet has been installed.

Barwick-in-Elmet Historical Society

The organisation aims to promote learned and educational interest in the history and heritage of the area. This is done by the collection of books, documents, maps, photographs, and other material relevant to this purpose. We also aim to record, preserve and publish local history. Our local History Resource Centre is open by appointment, details on request.

Basis Yorkshire

Basis Yorkshire (previously known as Genesis) provides support, advocacy and information to women who are involved in, or wishing to leave, prostitution whilst raising awareness in the wider community.

Batley Homeless Project
Battle Scars

To support anybody affected by self-harm. To provide safe spaces for people to open up, be themselves, be understood, learn and support each other. To educate professionals and the general public about the issues around self-harm. To break down the stigma surrounding self-harm.


Beanstalk is a national literacy charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to work in primary schools in Leeds and Bradford with children who have fallen behind with their reading. Its vision is a nation of confident children who can read and grow up to lead successful lives. Beanstalk reading helpers work with children on a one-to-one basis, giving them their full attention and support to improve reading levels, increase overall confidence and inspire a lifelong love of reading. Each Beanstalk reading helper works with three children and sees each child for two 30 minute sessions a week, during term-time, for a whole year. We provide ongoing support,opportunities to meet other volunteers and regular training. Our aim is confident children, literate for life.

Beckhill Tenants and Residents Association
Bee Sharp Music - Headingley

Bee Sharp offers children from nine months to five years a fun introduction to music and musical activities. Our programme supports learning in the music foundation stages of the National Curriculum. Each 40 minute session consists of a carefully structured programme including: singing, playing instruments, movement, action songs, nursery rhymes stories and poems, drama, listening and appraising, and dance. Book your free trial today to find out more!

Beeston Community Forum

The Beeston Community Forum is a non-political, non-sectarian forum which holds monthly meetings open to any resident of Beeston, generally on the first Thursday of each month at St Andrew's Methodist Church (corner of Old Lane and Cardinal Road). These invariably attract an audience of at least 30 people. There is normally a guest speaker, dealing with a topic of relevance to Beeston residents. We have hosted representatives of the Police, First Leeds, NHS and representatives of organisations involved with the holding of the Valentine Fair at Elland Road. We have had a number of successes in our campaigning activities. Our website gives details of our meetings and activities.

Beeston Festival

The group organises the Beeston Festival which is an annual event held in Cross Flatts Park, usually on the second Saturday in June. The event is to celebrate Beeston's diverse community.

Beeston Hill United Free Church

The mission statement of the church is to promote active awareness in health, education and leisure and to improve personal growth and community cohesion for the benefit of the residents. The church works closely with the local communties. Regular communiy activities take place in the parish halls. You can find us at the junction of Malvern Road and Beeston Road, opposite the Malvern Public House. Young people of all ages are also welcome to join our Boys Brigade or our Guides company. Part of Leeds South Methodist Circuit.

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors is an established and successful charity supporting women and men across the Leeds district who are, or have been, affected by domestic abuse. We offer a range of professional services including an outreach service for people assessed as being at risk; help with significant issues like housing and civil legal proceedings; and an innovative prevention and recovery service. BCD has a number of established partnerships and commissioning relationships with a range of partners.

Belle Isle Senior Action

A community organisation working with people over 65 living in the area. It offers advice/information to older people and their carers as well as the following practical services: regular assessments, the 59 Social Centre, volunteer visitors, gardening, social activities, transport, bathing service, home security/handy person, winter warmth scheme and support for carers.

Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation (BITMO)

We are one of the largest Tenant Management Organisations in the country and we manage homes and estate services in Belle Isle in partnership with Leeds City Council

Beraca Evangelical Church
Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue

Place of Worship / Meeting Rooms. Address visited and used by members of the public by prior appointment only. Stair lift is available, which is not for use on Sabbath or Festivals.

Bethel Church - Otley and Ilkley

Bethel is a growing Evangelical Church based in Otley and Ilkley. We are a group of people who aim to live our lives with Jesus Christ, our God and Saviour, at the centre of everything. We aim to make the message of Jesus, and the teaching of the Bible, accessible, understandable, relevant and available to everyone. We want to serve the whole community around us in this beautiful part of Wharfedale, Yorkshire which is within easy reach of Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate. Please have a look around our website; you'll find out a lot about us, who we are, what we do and why we do it. If you live in the area we would love to see you sometime. Please come along anytime! We belong to the FIEC, the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.