18 Jun 2019

Father’s Day Activity Day in Brackenhill Park

On Thursday 13th June, 90 children from Brackenhill Primary School and their Dads braced the wind and rain to take part in a Father’s Day Activity Day we organised for them. The activities they took part in were: football, orienteering, and multi-sports (e.g. rounders and cricket). Despite the weather, everyone had a good time, with […]

6 Jun 2019

Neighbourhood Network Walking Sports Sessions

Hi everyone! We just thought we’d let you know that we’ve made two applications for different projects that would provide older people across Leeds with the opportunity to take part in walking sports in a supportive, fun, and familiar environment. One of the projects would involve us running a series of taster sessions for all […]

5 Jun 2019

Brackenhill Park Research

Hi everyone! Thanks to funding we received from the Bradford VCS Asset Based Community Development fund, we were able to carry out some research with key stakeholders of Brackenhill Park in Bradford. We promised that we would: Carry out a survey of park users Carry out a young people’s survey with children from the local […]

5 Jun 2019

Consultations with Brackenhill Primary School and Hollingwood Primary School

Hi everyone! As part of a research project we undertook with stakeholders of Brackenhill Park in Bradford, we spoke to members of the School Council from Brackenhill Primary School and Hollingwood Primary School. These consultations were very useful, helping us to understand what the children like and dislike about the park and play area, and […]

5 Jun 2019

New ‘events’ tab

Hi everyone! During a meeting we held in late May with people who are interested in volunteering with us, it was suggested to us that we should have an events page on our website, that would list the events we are running and/or attending. We listened to this advice, and set one up straight away. […]

17 Apr 2019

Placement Students’ Experience of Working with Your Back Yard

As students of the school of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, we have had the rewarding opportunity of working with Your Back Yard over the course of our second semester, conducting research with them in order to gauge public interest in one of their latest projects. This project was to attempt […]

2 Apr 2019

Armley Helping Hands ‘Don’t Call Me Old’ April Activity Programme

Are you feeling blue now that our free healthy-living activities for over 50s have finished? Well, you’re in luck! Our friends over at Armley Helping Hands are running a programme of fun activities throughout April. See below for the events they’ve got going on: Monday 1st April: Union Men’s Group 4-7pm at Strawberry Lane Community […]

27 Mar 2019

Volunteers Wanted!

Hi everyone! We’re looking to take on some volunteers for a future project, in the role of Community Health and Activity Ambassador. There are three levels of commitment, so there’s an opportunity for everyone! Please fill in this Google Form to find out more, and to express your interest in taking part. Please also share […]

21 Mar 2019

More over 50s activities

Since we last updated you, there have been even more activities going on! We’ve facilitated and delivered 2 more walking football sessions, a yoga session with the Bramley Elderly Action Stroke Group, a meditation session with Different Strokes, an indoor bowls session with OWLS Lads Lunch, and table tennis and walking football sessions with some of […]

20 Mar 2019

Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber Breakfast Meeting

I had a great time down at the Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber Breakfast Meeting this morning! Thanks to an informative talk from Hannah Roden from Leeds City Council I now have a better understanding of open data, and of Data Mill North specifically. I’m confident that Your Back Yard will now be able […]