Neighbourhood Networks

What is a Neighbourhood Network Scheme?

SAM_1370_SmallNeighbourhood Network Schemes are community based, locally led organisations that enable older people to live independently and pro-actively participate within their own communities by providing services that reduce social isolation, provide opportunities for volunteering, act as a “gateway” to advice/information/services promote health and wellbeing and thus improve the quality of life for the individual.

What is a Community Support Organisation ?

Community Support Organisations encourage older people to live independently and to participate within their own communities. They provide services that reduce social isolation and act as a “gateway” to advice/information/services, promote health and wellbeing and therefore improve quality of life for older people across the City.

About Neighbourhood Network Schemes

Promoting independence, health and well-being

Les and LeeThe Neighbourhood Network Schemes are voluntary sector organisations that provide a range of services, activities and opportunities promoting the independence, health and well-being of older people throughout Leeds.

The very first Neighbourhood Network Scheme was established in Leeds in 1985. There are now over forty Neighbourhood Network Schemes working throughout the city. The Neighbourhood Network Schemes support over 25,000 older people every year.


Run by older people for older people

The Neighbourhood Network Schemes provide a range of activities that promote independence, health and well-being, including advice and information, help around the home, healthy living activities, leisure and recreation, transport and general support. The Schemes work with some of the most isolated and vulnerable older people in Leeds.

Each Neighbourhood Network Scheme is managed by a committee of local people and a team of committed staff and volunteers, including many older people. The Schemes are responsive and flexible. They work within communities to meet local needs and provide the services, activities and opportunities that older people want.

Find Your Local Neighbourhood Network

Click on the link above to download the Neighbourhood Network Scheme contact details in .pdf format or alternatively, click on the map below to go to the online Neighbourhood Network Scheme map. You can then click on the map pins to download information on each scheme.

Leeds NNS Map 5

1 Action for Gipton Elderly
2 Aireborough Voluntary Services to the Elderly with Disabilities (AVSED)
3 Armley Helping Hands
4 Belle Isle Elderly Winter Aid
5 Bramley Elderly Action
6 Burmantofts Senior Action
7 Caring Together in Woodhouse & Little London
8 Chapel Allerton Good Neighbours
9 Community Action Roundhay Elderly (CARE)
10 Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours’ Scheme
11 Farsley Live at Home
12 Halton Moor & Osmondthorpe Project (HOPE)
13 Hamara Healthy Living
14 Hawksworth Older People’s Support  (HOPS)
15 Holbeck Elderly Aid
16 Horsforth Live at Home
17 Leeds Black Elders Association
18 Meanwood Elders Neighbourhood Action (MENA)
19 Middleton Elderly Aid
20 Moor Allerton Elderly Care (MAECare)
21 Morley Elderly Action
22 Neighbourhood Action in Farnley, New Farnley & Moor Top
23 Neighbourhood Elders Team Garforth
24 North Seacroft Good Neighbours
25 Older People’s Action in the Locality (OPAL)
26 Older Wiser Local Seniors (OWLS)
27 Otley Action for Older People
28 Pudsey Live at Home Scheme
29 Richmond Hill Elderly Action (RHEA)
30 Rothwell & District Live at Home
31 South Leeds Live at Home
32 South Seacroft Friends & Neighbours Scheme
33 Supporting the Elderly People (STEP)
34 Swarcliffe Good Neighbours Scheme
35 Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WISE)