CATCH in Harehills wins 'best place for children in Leeds' at Child Friendly Leeds Awards

The winners of the Fifth Child Friendly Leeds awards were announced in a star-studded ceremony at Leeds City Varieties tonight. The awards celebrated people, places and organisations helping to make Leeds a child friendly city and showcased the talents, achievements and energy of the city’s youngsters.


Leeds youth club tackling trouble on the streets

A new youth club in one of the most deprived areas of the city is helping young people take vital steps towards turning their lives around.


Anti-social behaviour Leeds hotspot to be transformed

An abandoned piece of land which was once a magnet for anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and arson has been redeveloped to provide a new leisure facility for the Harehills community.


CATCH is Serious Business for Young People

CATCH (Community Action To Change Harehills) is a registered charity established in 2011 and works closely with a range of statutory and voluntary partners which include West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council.


Community partnership to reclaim Harehills

Harehills is one of the most deprived areas of Leeds. It has high rates of crime, anti-social behaviour and unemployment, and has, in the past, suffered from rioting and sporadic unrest. Local inner-city Primary Schools Hovingham, and Harehills, are linguistically and culturally diverse, with the majority of children having English as an additional language; pupils speak 35 different community languages.


Morley donation makes a difference for Leeds charity

A Harehills-based youth charity has thanked Morley Glass & Glazing for its recent donation of glass for a door to complete its new gym facility.


The whole really is greater than the sum of the parts

On touring these 3 organisations we heard from the leaders and volunteers involved about what their mission was, what work has already been done and how our support is making a meaningful difference to people’s lives.  This includes supporting those with mental health issues to giving young people who would have otherwise been destined for the criminal justice system, a chance for a more positive, empowering future.