Helping you to have your voice heard and rights upheld.
About the Hubs

Community Advocacy helps you to access information, understand your rights, and have a voice on the issues that are important to you.

You can drop-in at a Community Advocacy Hub or pre-book an appointment to meet with an advocate one-on-one.

Our Community Advocacy Team run three hubs in two different locations in Leeds.

At the Hubs, an advocate will listen to you, help you to consider your options, and support you to take steps to have your voice heard and rights upheld.

Our priority is self-advocacy, and you can therefore expect to leave the hub with some ideas and practical tools to help progress with your advocacy issue independently. An advocate might help you to take some actions such as making phone calls or writing a short letter.

What can you help me with?

At the Community Advocacy Hubs, an advocate could help you with issues such as:

  • Accessing services
  • Making a complaint
  • Communicating with organisations like adult social care, utility companies, housing services and healthcare professionals
  • Preparing for meetings or phone calls

Information and Signposting about:

  • Benefits
  • Housing
  • Debt
  • Healthcare
  • Homelessness
  • Support for carers

If you do not see your issue on this list, please speak to us about whether we might be able to help you. If we can’t, we will try to signpost you to another organisation who can.

We also have some free self-advocacy resources that can be downloaded from our website.

Who are the Hubs for?

Our Community Advocacy Hubs are for people aged 18 and over who live in Leeds (or are registered with a Leeds GP) and need help to speak up for themselves.

We currently run hubs in the following locations every two weeks:

Tuesday: 10am-1pm

Deacon House
Seacroft Avenue
LS14 6JD

Starting from Tuesday 2nd July 2024, this Hub will be run every two weeks.

Wednesday: 9am-1pm

Remote Advocacy Hub, for phone/video/remote appointments only.

Thursday: 12 Noon-3pm

Reginald Centre
263 Chapeltown Road

Starting from Thursday 18th July 2024, this Hub will be run every two weeks. Please note that there will be no Hub at the Reginald Centre on Thursday 4th July due to the Community Advocacy team having an Away Day and the General Election both being on the same date.

From Tuesday 9th July, every two weeks – 10am-1pm

Armley Community Hub
2 Stocks Hill
LS12 1UQ

From Thursday 11th July, every two weeks – 12 Noon-3pm

Dewsbury Road Community Hub
190 Dewsbury Road
LS11 6PF

How to Access the Hubs