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

Dying Matters Leeds – FREE event 14-18th May 2018

Dying Matters week 2018 takes place from 14th to 18th May. In Leeds this year there is a programme of activities taking place across the city funded by the Dying Matters small grant programme. Organisations running events include Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, Carers Leeds MHA Horsforth Live at Home, MAECare, Café Leep, Syrian Community of Leeds, Leeds University Union and Caring Sharing Your Loss (CASYL).

Community Support Worker – 21 hours per week (VACANCY CLOSED)

We now have a very exciting opportunity and are recruiting for a Community Support Worker. Working full time and reporting directly to a Team Leader the ideal candidate will support and maximise the independence of people experiencing or vulnerable to homelessness, mental or physical health difficulties, substance misuse and/or isolation.

CARA Support Worker (PT 28 hours per week) 2 Posts (VACANCIES CLOSED)

We now have a very exciting opportunity and are recruiting for 2 Part Time CARA Workers (28 hours per week contract will be for a period of 3 years).

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


I’m very genuinely sincerely humbled and honoured to be part of the Leeds Irish Health & Homes in any way possible. Having no family of my own now in Leeds (originally from) Leeds. On my return back l felt l was adopted and as a family member. Its very special feeling to me!

Under two year’s l had never sung in my life period. Joined the local church choir for their Carol’s service. Then was asked to join the church choir – me?…. During this l was asked to try for the “Leeds Philharmonic Chorus” – Woooow still can’t believe it!… l then was asked to join the “West Riding Opera Company” too. I love all types of music – “eclectic tastes!”

*Best of all is feeling a family member with everyone at Irish Health &, Home’s!..

Wishing everyone many thanks and God bless to you all…..
John x

J – Volunteer

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!