Pudsey Wellbeing Charity: Coronavirus Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on everyone. Pudsey Wellbeing Centre has been temporarily closed since the first lock down but the charity has continued to function and we will be re-opening the building just as soon as we can. We are sure our volunteers can’t wait to get their groups up and running again!

If all continues to go to plan with the governments road map then we will be able to invite most of our other groups back to the centre from the 17th May. We will still need to adhere to social distancing and government restrictions, which does mean that the scale of some groups will need to be reduced for the time being, but we are excited to see some life back in the building! We are also currently looking at the potential for larger groups to meet in our outdoor space when the weather is nice. Unfortunately our singing groups still are able to sing together for the time being but we hope their will be an government update on this soon!

Later in the summer, when restrictions allow, we hope to open a new social hub for the community on our ground floor called The Open Door. Our vision for The Open Door is for anybody to be able to come into the space and either join in with an activity, have a natter with our volunteers or enjoy some time to themselves with an affordable drink! We have already got a small pool of volunteers who are going to help run a pilot in the summer if all goes to plan!

We still don’t know for sure what Stage 4 of the government road map will bring but we will keep you updated with our plans as things move forward!

If you have any questions about specific groups restarting or anything else we are always happy to hear from you! Please email hello@pudseywellbeing.com if you would like to get in touch.

Pudsey Wellbeing Charity is a social hub which provides activities for the community all run by volunteers.

The aims of the charity are:

  1. To support wellbeing, both mental and physical, by creating a social hub and network based at our centre in  Pudsey.
  2. To provide a range of facilities for recreation activities or other leisure time occupation for the benefit of the inhabitants of Pudsey and the surrounding areas.
  3. To improve quality of life for the general public with particular focus on the socially isolated and others who may have specific needs on account of age, disability, social or economic circumstances.

We do this by offering space for local volunteers to run groups and activities for people in the community. Some of our current groups are an Arts Group, a Community Choir and a Walking Group. Anybody is welcome to attend these groups which are mostly free with a couple of groups asking for a small donation. Our volunteer programme is a place where our local community can be inspired to get involved and engage with our community.  It is an opportunity for people to be creative and enables our volunteers to share their skills or life experiences, as well as being part of a friendly and supportive group. For further information on our groups and activities please have a look at our Whats On page. For information about becoming a volunteer please look at our volunteering page.