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Big Change Leeds

More than £50,000 has been raised since Big Change Leeds launched in late October 2018 and £34,000 funding has been given out to help close to 300 individuals so far (November 2019). One of those individuals is a chap called Gordon, aged 40. Gordon is a recovering addict who started taking drugs at an early […]

Volunteering Befriending Scheme

Written by Dave Paterson, Unity in Poverty Action (UPA) Leeds is developing a Volunteering Befriending scheme with the primary aim of mobilising significantly more volunteers into supporting the homeless community when they are rehoused or are at risk of leaving their tenancy. At a recent Homeless Charter meeting, someone who had experienced homelessness spoke of […]

RFM Group Pledges Support to help make a ‘Big Change’

Big Change Leeds has received its first major pledge of support in helping to make a real difference for those in need on the city’s streets. Integrated property service provider RFM Group has donated £10,000 to the new collaborative city-wide campaign, which launched last month, and is urging other local businesses to get on board […]