Leep1 – Leeds People First

Leep1 – Leeds People First2022-06-07T09:25:00+01:00
A people first group run by and for adults with learning disabilities in Leeds.

About the Service

Leep1 stands for Leeds People First. We are an organisation that supports adults with learning disabilities to speak up for themselves. This is called self-advocacy.

We are run and managed by adults with learning disabilities. Our members elect the management committee for Leep1 every year.

We currently have around 50 members who all have different roles and have helped Leep1 to be the thriving organisation it is today.

What Does the Service Do

Leep1 is a safe space for adults with learning disabilities. We have a self-advocacy service. It helps people with learning disabilities to be in control of their own organisation and to fulfil their lives with meaningful and enjoyable activities.

We do a range of fun and interesting activities which help to develop social, health and educational skills. They include:

  • Learning skills
  • Social events
  • Staying healthy
  • Self-advocacy
  • Online Groups

To see our weekly timetable of activities, please click on the button below.


Leep 1, Unit A1, Unity Business Centre,

26 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS7 1AB

Key Contact

Helen Whitelam, Leep1 Manager
[email protected]

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Who is the Service For?

Leep1 is for adults with learning disabilities who live in Leeds.

If you want to become a Leep1 member, please click on the button below.

Further Information

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Leep1 are running online groups. These are on our Facebook Group and on the Zoom app.

A full list of online activities is on our website. It says when they are and how you can join. You can find it by clicking on the button below.

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