What’s Happening

We are delighted to be open the most since we were forced to close by Covid in March 2020. For December we are open 9am-12pm and 1pm – 4pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. We hope to extend these hours in January.

BITMOs GATE programme for December 2021

Read more about the new Women’s Group that has started at BITMO’s GATE here.

Community Involvement Survey

BITMOs GATE has offered Belle Isle residents help with finding jobs and training, financial advice, health and wellbeing and much more since 2013. Which of these services are relevant to you and people you know, what new services would you like to see brought in and could you play a part in future? We want to make sure that BITMO and the GATE’s services and sessions are helpful, relevant, and appropriate. You can help us to understand what you, your neighbourhood and Belle Isle needs by completing this survey.

If you would prefer to email us, you can send your comments to gate@belleisletmo.co.uk, WhatsApp or text us on 07891 274 237 or come along to one of our listening events, which will be held in the GATE on:

• Monday 4 October 12pm to 1pm
• Wednesday 6 October 3:30pm to 4:30pm
• Thursday 7 October 9:30am to 10:30am
We’d really like to hear what you have to say.

BITMOs GATE before closing due to Covid in March 2020

BITMOs GATE is the community resource centre at the side of BITMO’s housing office. Each month we have a range of activities, events and courses available to support you to manage your home, employment, money and health.

We’re open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, and you can drop during these times to use one of our computers or access our Wi-Fi if you’d prefer to bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone.

We work with lots of organisations, charities and agencies to ensure we’re offering you the help you need. You’ll find a list of our regular sessions below, or use the ‘Things to Do’ page to search for activities and courses happening this month.

For more information contact the GATE on 0113 378 2190 or email gate@belleisletmo.co.uk

Julie’s Ancestry Group
10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm.

Join Julie, a local volunteer as she helps you to uncover your family tree and history. Take part in a friendly group session in the morning and if required, further support is available by appointment in the afternoon.

Walking Group
11am to 12pm

Meet fellow walkers at the GATE and enjoy a walk around Belle Isle, returning to the GATE for refreshments. The group meets every fortnight; please check with staff for exact dates.

Art Class
1pm to 3pm

Join John, a local volunteer in an art class for all ages, abilities and experience. The group offers a quiet space to get creative and meet new friends.

Beginners’ Computer Classes
10am to 11.30am

Perfect for those who would like to gain more confidence with using the internet, create and use an email account, and get a basic overview of office software such as Word and Excel.  Courses run throughout the year; please check with a member of staff for the next course dates.

Tasty Tuesdays
11:30am to 12:30pm

Local volunteers serve up a warm lunch of soup or a toasted sandwich. Donations are welcome.

Citizens Advice
9:30am to 12:30pm

Please book an appointment to see an advisor at the GATE by calling 0113 344 8367.

Arts and Crafts Class
1pm to 3pm

Join Bev, a local volunteer as she shares her seasonal crafts. All ages, abilities and experience welcome.

Guitar Lessons
6pm to 7pm – beginners
7pm to 8pm – improvers

Whether you’re picking up a guitar for the first time or improving your strumming, join John, a local volunteer in his free, friendly classes. Everyone is welcome to come along. Equipment is not provided.

Weight Management
1pm to 4pm

Achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Register with One You Leeds by calling 0800 169 4219.

Happy Friday Breakfasts
9:30am to 11am

Enjoy a hot Full English and ‘pay as you feel’. Last order taken at 10:30am.

Stop Smoking Service
10am to 12pm

Help and support to stop smoking. For appointments please call One You Leeds on 0800 1694219.

Knit & Natter
1-2pm

Knitting and crochet group – and a chat. Al levels welcome. Help available for beginners.

Open Social
1pm- 3pm

Our Open Social session is fun ending to the week! Come along to take part in games and quizzes, enjoy some refreshments, and meet new friends.

For more information, to sign up or to get involved with any of the sessions, activities or courses taking place at the GATE, please our Community and Tenant Support Team on 0113 378 2190 or email gate@belleisletmo.co.uk 

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