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Picnic in Your Garden/X Factor Final

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by Carol Benson

We love a good picnic at Aspire and don’t want to miss out on the annual Leeds Learning Disability picnic. So, this year we’re asking you to have a Picnic in Your Garden.  The details are on the flyer below:

Picnic and X Factor Flyer

We’ll reveal the winner of the Aspire X Factor Competition on the day.  Have you voted for your favourite(s) yet?

We’d love to see your photographs from your picnic and to share them on our Facebook page.  Fancy dress is welcome but entirely optional.

Day of Dance

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by Carol Benson

The team from Bramley Day Service is working hard to put together a programme of dance activities for the annual Leeds Learning Disability Week Day of Dance.

Wonder which guests will make an appearance?

As soon as the programme is available we’ll post it, so don’t forget to keep checking back here.

Down Memory Lane

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by Carol Benson

We have always enjoyed taking a walk Down Memory Lane during Leeds Learning Disability Week at the fabulous Armley Mills. This year, of course, things need to be done differently so the team has put together a programme of online activities for you to enjoy.

Down Memory Lane Poster v.2

The Big Walk

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by Carol Benson

Our second event for Leeds Learning Disability Week is The Big Walk.  Usually we hold a sponsored supported walk around Swinsty Reservoir.  However, given the lockdown, we decided to do things differently this year.  Instead, we’re asking you to walk around your garden, home or locality and let us know how many steps you did.

If you prefer other types of exercise, that’s fine too.  Just let us know what you did and for how long, and we’ll work out the steps.

You’ll find a video about the walk on our YouTube channel.

Also, details are on the poster below which tells you where to send your photos and step counts.

The Big Walk Flyer

We’re going to add them all together and see how far around the world we have virtually walked.

Great Aspire Bake Off

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by Carol Benson

Our programme of events for Leeds Learning Disability Week starts today with the Great Aspire Bake Off.

Sweet, savoury, creative or baking on a budget? All entries welcome.  So break out those mixers, dust off the rolling pin and …. BAKE!!!

Details of where to send your photographs are on the flyer.  We need these by Sunday, 14th June so we can post the entires throughout the day on the 15th when the winner(s) will be announced.

Great Aspire Bake Off Flyer

Photo Challenge

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by Carol Benson

Soon we’ll be launching our weekly Photo Challenge.

Every week we’re going to give you a theme.  The challenge will be for your to take photographs that are relevant to the theme whilst you are out on your daily walks.

Each week a winner will be selected and they will be invited to choose the theme for the following week.

More details about how you can get involved to follow shortly.

Design a T-Shirt Competition

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by Carol Benson

A group of friends who live in one of Aspire’s supported living services suggested we hold a Design a T-shirt Competition.

Their idea is for budding artists to come up with their own designs to say thank you to all support workers.  Not surprisingly, the theme will be RAINBOWS.

You should send your designs to our Endecliff supported living service by Wednesday, 17th June.  (Don’t forget to include your name and contact details.)


The winning design will be announced at Picnic in Your Garden during Leeds Learning Disability Week.  Later we’ll have the design printed onto T-shirts that will be available to buy and all money raised will be donated to charity.

Diversity & Cultural Day

Posted on: February 27th, 2020 by Jenny Smith

At the Irish Centre, York Road

Including performances from Sky Fallers, The Ginger Cat Theatre Company, Dramarama, WNW Community Bases and a surprise performance!

For more details see the flyer below

2020 Cultural Awareness Day poster

Sky Fallers

Posted on: March 11th, 2020 by Jenny Smith

Sky Fallers will be performing at the Cop Shop Dementia Café at Elland Road Police Station

Focus Group

Posted on: March 11th, 2020 by Jenny Smith

There will be a focus group about activities at Your Health Matters