Please read this lovely story about the impact our work has had on volunteer Mary who has turned her life around utilising our support. She and others like her continue to be the inspiration that drives us.
    Mary now volunteers for our CARA project amongst others full heartwarming story of hope is here


    I lost 10 years of my life to alcohol – This is my story about how I stopped drinking

    Support our efforts and please buy our Cara song by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2k6DZzz

  • Please click the above logo to support this valuable service that reaches out to and is so important to many Irish people in Leeds.

    Hear from Irene originally hails from Limerick who’s world fell apart following the sudden death of her beloved husband.  Irene’s world became so small she didn’t open the curtains or venture further than the local shops for 9 years.  Confidence & her desire to live her life and get out had completely diminished.

    Irene recently said on Cara:

    “What a difference, I’m slowly opening up and doing things and surprising myself”.  On her Cara volunteer Mary “You’d think she’s my sister, we are so close!”.

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Latest News

A Call to Action – Important survey we need your input!

To all members of our online community, if you are a service user or care for someone who receives any of these services we invite you to provide your views on Leeds City Council’s proposals to merge existing services provided by Leeds Mind, Community Links, Touchstone, and Dosti into a single contract starting in April 2019

A must read story in the Irish Post about volunteer befriender, Mary

This is Mary’s story which is both inspirational and heart-warming. When you read Marys’ story you will learn about her courage, strength, determination and endless resolve and her story along with countless others is what inspires us to do what we do …

Irish business community rally to help in our time of need

Last year proved very difficult for us as 2 key funding sources were lost because of the wider changes in the City. This resulted in loss of a third of our income and staff team, making it harder to continue doing what we need to do. The support we have had since though has been truly inspiring. Members of the Irish business community and Irish individuals have rallied to our cry for help;

Bhliain Nua Sásta ! Happy New Year !

I hope you had a peaceful and joyous Christmas to bring you safely into the New Year. As I reflect on 2017, moving into our 3rd decade as an organisation I am mindful of the fantastic support we have to help us provide the many sorts of services and activities that engage so many people.


Thanks for everything that you and Leeds Irish Health and Homes have done for me – it’s been a genuinely life changing experience! Everyone has been so warm and kind, and I’ve always felt very valued. I’d recommend volunteering with you to anyone, and particularly people who have been jaded by their day jobs!

Anna Walsh


Housing is important, yet you do more then that you give people like me and Paddy a chance to do something without feeling like we will be judged. A community that Leeds Irish Health and Homes have set up and run touches individuals.

Brian Clark