People with learning and other disabilities in Leeds are exploring art therapy thanks to new funding

08 January 2015

Local people in Holbeck, Leeds, are using funding from People’s Health Trust to explore art therapy and other activities together through local organisation People Matters.

People Matters has received funding of £49,927 from People’s Health Trust, using money raised by HealthAmaze through The Health Lottery, and from January 2015 will be providing sessions three times a week for adults and young people with disabilities who may be particularly vulnerable and isolated across Leeds.

Members of the group will work together to lead their own drop in sessions, exploring a range of activities and subjects chosen by them, which include: dance, sport, crafts, art therapy, current affairs, fundraising, drama, personal safety and awareness.

Chief Executive Tina Turnbull, said: “This investment will help us expand our work in the community with some of the most vulnerable people in Holbeck. Many people have never done art or performance so this project will give them a creative outlet that builds confidence and independence”.

There are still spaces available at the project. People can refer themselves or alternatively referrals can come from friends, family health and social care professionals.

For more information about the project contact Sally or Lucy on 0113 2346896 email: [email protected] 


Notes to editors

People's Health Trust is an independent charity helping to address health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with each Community Interest Company, distributing grants.

HealthAmaze is a Community Interest Company committed to prioritising and raising money for health inequalities in Leeds and Wakefield.   

The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licenses granted by the Gambling Commission.    



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