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Come In And Rest

'Come in and Rest' is a scheme for Leeds businesses and services to show older people are welcome to pop in for a while and sit down, with no obligation to buy anything or use a service.

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About this project

Inspired by similar schemes in Nottingham and Manchester, the idea is simple but effective – shops, libraries, pharmacies and other places put a ‘Come in and Rest’ sticker in their window to let people know they’re offering a welcoming place where older people can sit for a few minutes when they need to.

  • Businesses and organisations can sign up to the ‘Come in and Rest’ scheme on its own
  • There’s also the option for the scheme to form part of your organisation’s action plan when you sign up to become more Age and Dementia Friendly.
See the full list of businesses on the scheme

City Centre

Arch Cafe
British Royal Legion
Carers Leeds
Civic Hall
Colby’s Coffee
Fabrication Crafts
Hidden Hearing
Leeds Bus Station
Leeds Central Library
Leeds City Museum
Leeds City Railway Station
Leeds College of Music
Leeds Kirkgate Market
National Express Leeds
Nom Vietnamese Deli
One Medical Group – The Light
Opera North
St George House
Veritas
Victoria Hotel
Vincenzo the Prosecco Van
WY Playhouse

Armley

Armley One Stop and Library
Beech Hall

Beeston

Beeston Library
City View Medical Practice

Belle Isle

Belle Isle Senior Action
Trinity Network

Boston Spa

Boston Spa Library
St Mary’s Church

Bramley

Bramley Elderly Action (BEA)
Bramley Library
Bramley Shopping Centre
Old Farnley Community Centre

Burley

Canopy Housing
Open Source Arts

Burmantofts

One Medical Group – Shakespeare Medical Practice

Calverley

Calverley Library

Chapel Allerton

Chapel Allerton Library
Chirpy
Inkwell
Linley & Simpson
Natwest Bank
Medichem Chemists
The Little Book Shop

Chapeltown

BAME Hub
Chapeltown Library
CC Continental
One Love Cafe
Scott Hall Leisure Centre

Crossgates

Ashfield Medical Centre
Crossgates Library
Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours’ Scheme
Manning Stainton Estate Agents, Austhorpe Road
Oxfam Books

Cookridge

Older People Action in the Locality (OPAL)

Dewsbury Road

Dewsbury Road Community Hub

Farsley

Farsley Library

Garforth

Garforth Library and One Stop Centre

Gildersome

Gildersome Library

Gipton

Cohen’s Chemist
Gipton Friendship Centre
Oakwood Lane Medical Practice
Oak Tree Lodge
Old Fire Station

Guiseley

Aireborough Leisure Centre
Corner House Cafe
Full Circle Funerals
Guiseley Library
Guiseley Mobiles
Primrose Court
Rob Barbers
Skipton Building Society

Halton

Halton Library

Harehills

Bellbrooke Surgery
Berkeley Court Care Home
Optikaal Vision Care
Shiva Fabrics
The Compton Centre Library and One Stop
ToastLoveCoffee CIC

Headingley

Art and Secret Garden Cafe
Halcyon Court Care Home
Heart
Headingley Library
Leeds Rhinos Foundation

Manning Stainton
Owls- Leeds
Oxfam Books

Holbeck

Cohen’s Chemist
Holbeck Elderly Aid
Holbeck Youth Centre
Slung Low
The Works Recruitment
WY Police Elland Road Headquarters

Holt park

Holt Park Library
Kidz in Kampz Charity Shop

Horsforth

Althams Travel
Horsforth One Stop and Library
Manning Stainton Estate Agents
Meridian Security Systems
Morrisons Horsforth
Well Pharmacy

Hunslet

Dewsbury Road One Stop and Library
Eiger Music Studios
Hunslet Library

Larchfield

Kippax

Kippax One Stop and Library

Lincoln Green

The Dance Studio Leeds

Lower Wortley

2020 Hearing Ltd
The Barbershop (Branch Road)
Cafe Blanco
Debz Sandwich Bar
Neighbourhood Action in Farnley
The Flower Pot
Hair Lounge
Manning Stainton Estate Agents
Simon Marks Court
Wortley Funeral Care

Middleton

Boots- Middleton
Menspace Skills Hub
Middleton Elderly Aid
Middleton Elderly Aid Charity Shop
Middleton Family Hall
Middleton Library
Modern Men Hair Design
Moreish Cafe
Oxleys Butchers
Partners Salon
St George’s Centre Community Hub
Tenants Hall
The Cracked Pot
Wm Dodgson and Son Funeral Services

Moortown

Aroma’s Cafe
Corner House Cafe
Lloyds Pharmacy
M & S Simply Food Moortown
Manning Stainton Lettings and Estate Agents
thewellfairshop
The Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre

Moor Allerton

Lingfield Living Social
Moor Allerton One Stop and Library

Morley

Manning Stainton Estate Agents
Morley Elderly Action
Morley Leisure Centre
Morley Library
Morley One Stop Centre
Andrea Jenkyns MP Constituency Office

Oakwood

Martin & Co
Oakwood Library
Oakwood Travel
Perfection Carpets
The Stew and Oyster
Tasty
William Brown Estate Agents

Osmondthorpe

Osmondthorpe One Stop Centre

Otley

Cohens Chemists
Courtyard Planters
Digital Activities
The Horse and Farrier
Harriet’s Clothing
Java Coffee
Little Munchkins
Soft Options
One Medical Group – Westgate Surgery
Otley Action for Older People
Otley Library and One Stop Shop
Skipton Building Society (Otley)
Teal Beck House
Waitrose

Pudsey

Manning Stainton Estate Agents
PDS Windows
Pudsey Leisure Centre
Pudsey Library

Rawdon

Billings Tea Room
Leeds Neurophysiotherapy
Rawdon Community Library
The Village Bakery

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill Elderly Action

Rodley

William Merritt Centre

Rothwell

Rothwell One Stop and Library

Roundhay

Philip Howard Books
Roundhay Pharmacy

Seacroft

Fall into Place Theatre
North Seacroft Joint Service Centre
Park Edge Practice
South Seacroft One Stop Centre

Scholes

Scholes Library

Swillington

RSPB Aire Valley

Tingley

Ardsley and Tingley Library

University

Marks in Time (M&S archive)

Wetherby

Cottage Coffee Shop
Manning Stainton Estate Agents, Market Place
One Medical Group – Wetherby Surgery
Wetherby Library
Wetherby One Stop Centre

Whinmoor

Whinmoor Library

Woodhouse

Blackwell’s Bookshop
Hyde Park Book Club

Yeadon

Wharfdale View
Yeadon Library and One Stop Centre

Come in and Rest outside Leeds

Halifax

Cancer Research
Oxfam

Harrogate

Manning Stainton Estate Agents, Albert Street
Skipton Building Society, Princes Street

Huddersfield

Skipton Building Society (Huddersfield)

Ilkley

Skipton Building Society

Steeton

Acorn Mobility Services

For more details, please get in touch –

Sarah Prescott
sarah@opforum.org.uk
0113 244 1697

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