Latest news from Connect in the North


Nicholas Garvey

Welcome Nicholas to the Rooots Team

Rooots has a new team member. Nicholas Garvey joined the team on 20th February. Nicholas also works at SLATE. We are all looking forward to stamping out bullying with his help. Ring Cathy 0113 270 32 33  if you wantRead On


My Life My Way – Free Training for People with Learning Difficulties

We are running 4 new courses for people with learning difficulties. They are free for people who live in Leeds. They start on Thursday 4th April 2019, 11.30 AM – 2.30 PM they are for people who want to  –Read On


The Trouble with sexting is now fully booked

The Trouble with Sexting is now fully booked. It was a training course for women with learning difficulties living in Leeds. The course has been so popular that it will be run again later in the year. If you areRead On


Free Training for Family Carers and Staff working with people with learning difficulties in Leeds

We run free person centred thinking training for people supporting adults with learning difficulties in Leeds. If you would like to go on our mailing list for the training follow the link below   Our training includes – WritingRead On


Learning Disability Pride March this June

A group of people with learning disabilities and their supporters are organising a march for Learning Disability Pride this year. We are doing it at the Learning Disability Picnic at Temple Newsam on Friday 21st June. We are very excitedRead On

Elysia with trophy

AGM – Connect in the North Variety Show

We had a great AGM. We have different directors on the Board. There were some great performances.  We had singing, drumming and impressions. The winner was Elysia Randall. Elysia sang “Stand By Me” the great soul classic.  


Women Speak to Power Report

To celebrate 100 years since the first women in the UK got the vote we got some money from the Women’s Vote Centenary Fund. We used the money to run 2 events for women with learning difficulties in Leeds. ToRead On


Accessible Information Standard Resources

Your Health Matters have created some great resources for providers to use. Their website looks at – What is the Accessible Information Standard? What is accessible information? What is easy read? Click on the link below to go to their websiteRead On