Achieving Safer Leeds Domestic Violence & Abuse Quality Mark

Achieving Safer Leeds Domestic Violence & Abuse Quality Mark

We are so please to announce we have achieved the Safer Leeds Domestic Violence & Abuse Quality Mark. The purpose of the Quality Mark is to ensure consistent and high-quality service provision to women, children and men affected by Domestic…

Shared Lives Winter Walk

Shared Lives Winter Walk

Our Shared Lives carers and team gathered on the 13th February for a winter walk at Golden Acre Park, Leeds. Thankfully the rain stayed away which allowed the group to enjoy feeding the ducks (earning the team points in our…

Memorial Orchard to Bloom at Bevin Court

Memorial Orchard to Bloom at Bevin Court

A Memorial Orchard, a symbol of hope and remembrance, has been planted at a specialist resettlement hostel in Sheffield in collaboration with St Anne’s Community Services (St Anne’s), The Hepatitis C Trust, and Sheffield City Council. The team at Bevin…

St. Anne’s Welcomes Whiteoak Respite Centre into its Family of Services

St. Anne’s Welcomes Whiteoak Respite Centre into its Family of Services

In an exciting development, St. Anne's is thrilled to announce the addition of Whiteoak Respite Centre to its comprehensive array of services. Beginning on the 6th of February, Whiteoak will become an integral part of the St. Anne's family, catering…

Celebrating our Shared Lives Service CQC Success

Celebrating our Shared Lives Service CQC Success

Congratulations to our Shared Lives Team who recently attained a CQC inspection rating “Good”. During the inspection process the CQC inspector spent a large amount of time talking to carers and clients, the feedback was outstanding. Shared Lives carers felt…

Celebrating CQC Success in Bradford

Celebrating CQC Success in Bradford

We are proud to announce our Bradford Adult Supported Living Service, which supports adults with learning disabilities in the comfort of their own homes, has achieved a CQC rating of Good. The management team for the service said: “All the…

Recruitment Event At Marton Library 25th January

Recruitment Event At Marton Library 25th January

New Year, New Opportunities! Join us at Marton Library, TS7 8BL on January 25th! Live in the Middlesbrough, Stockton-On-Tees , Redcar, Darlington or Hartlepool area and on the lookout for a fresh start in 2024? Discover exciting career possibilities at…

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

We wish all our clients, families, friends, partners and colleagues a Happy Christmas. We love the winning card of our Client Christmas Card Competition, well done to LH from our Norfolk Road service.

Leeds Resource Centre: Festive Opening Times

Leeds Resource Centre: Festive Opening Times

The festive period can be lonely for the homeless, and those in need. Over the Christmas period we are here to help. Please note our Resource Centre normal hours resume on Tuesday 2nd January.  

A huge thank you to Lush

A huge thank you to Lush

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Lush for the kind donation of products for our clients.   The festive season can be a very difficult time of year for some of the people we support, so just…

Men’s Talk makes an impact at Bevin Court

Men’s Talk makes an impact at Bevin Court

Men's Talk an exciting performing arts group for men with experience of mental health issues, performed at our Bevin Court service (Sheffield) on 7th November. The group, which aims to engage men in a creative process which enables them to explore…

Alcohol Services and Recovery Month

Alcohol Services and Recovery Month

September was ‘Recovery Month’ – an opportunity to celebrate recovery. There is often a stigma attached to people who experience problems with alcohol or drugs. Recovery Month was an opportunity to confront that stigma by celebrating people who are in…

St Annes’ Training: Supporting Social, Behaviour, and Network Therapy

St Annes’ Training: Supporting Social, Behaviour, and Network Therapy

At St Anne’s Training Academy, staff from Forward Leeds were trained in Social, Behaviour, and Network Therapy (SBNT). Delivered by Sally Neal from Addictions Therapy UK, "This course develops an approach that captures the importance of social support in the…

Hartwell Road Staff and Client Awards

Hartwell Road Staff and Client Awards

Our Hartwell Road Service in Leeds held its own staff and client awards on Tuesday 26th September. At the event there was a slideshow of photos from the varying activities the service has held over the year so far, as…

Congratulations to our Foxview Service

Congratulations to our Foxview Service

Congratulations to our Foxview Service in Dewsbury which has been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. Foxview offers a nursing short break service for people living with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autistic people, this enables a mutually beneficial service for…

Proud of Pride

Proud of Pride

St Anne’s were incredibly excited to be part of Leeds Pride (August 7), and Calderdale Pride (19 August). Our clients, staff, family, and friends came together to walk through Leeds City centre and showcase St Anne's at our stall. Calderdale…

St Anne’s Proud Award Winners

St Anne’s Proud Award Winners

  ​Thank you to everyone who supported and attended our Proud Awards at Elland Road on the 21 June. It was a fantastic day celebrating everything St Anne's. Huge congratulations to our Proud Award Winners: Lyndsay Swales - Leader of…

Celebrating the launch of our Boulevard service

Celebrating the launch of our Boulevard service

  [video width="640" height="480" mp4="https://www.st-annes.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Introducing-Boulevard-1.mp4"][/video]   On 18th May we celebrated the launch of our new supported living service, Boulevard, in Hull. To mark the occasion, in the middle of Mental Health Awareness Week, we planted the new garden with…

Leeds Quality in Care Awards 2023 – Nicky Lyall Social Care Nurse of the Year

Leeds Quality in Care Awards 2023 – Nicky Lyall Social Care Nurse of the Year

We are proud to announce Nicky Lyall, has won Social Care Nurse of the Year at the Leeds Quality Care Awards 2023 The Leeds Quality Care Awards recognise the fantastic services which are being delivered across Leeds. These awards have…

The day John Lewis came to Alcohol Services

The day John Lewis came to Alcohol Services

Our Alcohol Services received a wonderful donation of a new television from John Lewis on Friday 28th April. The service has a proud record of supporting people to make significant changes in their life. Most of the clients who go…

Investors In People Success

Investors In People Success

We are pleased to announce we recently gained our Investors In People Accreditation. Many people and teams across the organisation were interviewed as part of the process. There were many positives from the assessment including: People are proud of the…

Special guests at Hartwell Road

Special guests at Hartwell Road

Sensory engagement promotes cognition and memory, it supports communication and people's ability and readiness to learn, and it is also good for mental health Sensory engagement is an important part of the support we provide, facilitating this our Hartwell Road…

The St Anne’s PROUD Awards – Over 400 Nominations

The St Anne’s PROUD Awards – Over 400 Nominations

Throughout spring we have been nominating our colleagues in our PROUD Awards, recognising the care, devotion, and outstanding work our colleagues and teams undertake in making our vision “of a life without limits for the people we support” a reality.…

Durham Supported Living Services – CQC Success

Durham Supported Living Services – CQC Success

Our Durham supported living services have received a “Good” rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a recent assessment (February 2023) The service that offers support to adults with learning disabilities and autistism, was praised for the care, respect,…

Supporting Independent Lives in Leeds

Supporting Independent Lives in Leeds

We are proud to have over 30 years of expertise in delivering community-based Outreach services, and the work our teams undertake in local communities is truly life-changing. Our professional, experienced, and caring staff work collaboratively with the people they support…

Belle Vue Baking Master Class

Belle Vue Baking Master Class

Our Belle Vue Road Service, Leeds, loves to engage the people they support in activities which support learning and development. During early March they decided to run a cake baking master class, to create a delicious chocolate cake. The class…

National Science Day at Hartwell Road

National Science Day at Hartwell Road

It was National Science Day on 28th February, and our team at Hartwell Road wanted to make the day exciting for their clients. After careful research and planning the team came up with some really creative experiments that the clients…

Perfect Pancakes

Perfect Pancakes

Across our services on Pancake Day (21 Feb) the people we support had a great time cooking, creating and designing and of course eating some wonderful pancakes. Fr0m Portland Avenue in Seaham to Creykes Lodge in Goole the perfect pancakes…

National Storytelling Week: The Wonderful World of Sensory Stories

National Storytelling Week: The Wonderful World of Sensory Stories

National Storytelling Week takes place every year and is a celebration of the power of sharing stories. Stories teach us about the world, they allow us to step into someone else’s shoes and feel empathy, they let us escape the…

Celebrating Present Day – In Style

Celebrating Present Day – In Style

On the 13th January 2023 our Creykes Lodge Service celebrated a client’s 'Present Day" in style. Present Day is celebrated instead of birthdays in accordance with the clients Jehovah’s Witness faith. During the day the clients’ parents came to visit…

Celebrating Shared Lives in 2022

Celebrating Shared Lives in 2022

In December, we joined our lovely friends from St Anne's Shared Lives for a beautiful walk in the winter sunshine at Golden Acre Park.   Our Shared Lives scheme recruits and supports carers that can offer a home to adults…

Christmas at the Resource Centre

Christmas at the Resource Centre

  Our Resource Centre, with great support from DAC Beachcroft, held their Christmas Party on Friday 9th December.   The food area was packed, and everyone had a wonderful time, with amazing food, singing from "Music Box Inspiring Voices Choir"…

Heatherstones Winter Wonderland

Heatherstones Winter Wonderland

  On Thursday 8th December, our Heatherstones service had their fantastic Christmas Party. The evening was a perfect winter evening with live music from local musician Dean, a special visit from Santa and his Reindeer and even SNOW!    Fantastic…

Celebrating Our Somewhere Safe To Stay Hub – 1st Birthday

Celebrating Our Somewhere Safe To Stay Hub – 1st Birthday

On Tuesday 29th November we had a very special birthday celebration for our Somewhere Safe To Stay Hub, at the Civic Hall, Leeds. Gathering together friends of St Anne's, Trustees, supporters, team members and clients, with our special guest the…

Rockhaven receives a glowing CQC report

Rockhaven receives a glowing CQC report

Congratulations to our Rockhaven team from Horsforth, Leeds, who received a superb Care Quality Commission (CQC) report in August. The CQC detailed the quality of care delivered at the service as well as a fantastic working culture which the staff…

Gerard Wins Learning Disability Nurse of the Year

Gerard Wins Learning Disability Nurse of the Year

We are so proud to see our Heatherstones Service manager, Gerard Wainwright win the Learning Disability category of the RCN Nursing Awards (Royal College of Nusing). Gerard led the Unsafe Swallow Project to address the disproportionately high number of people with learning…

Ian Stewart’s Amazing Animals

Ian Stewart’s Amazing Animals

My name is Ian. I’ve been involved with St Anne’s for about eighteen years now. I used to have a casual cleaning post at Heatherstones but that stopped about two years ago. I still attend all their parties and events…

Without Limits – Latest St Anne’s Update

Without Limits – Latest St Anne’s Update

Welcome to the latest St Anne’s update, ‘Without Limits’ It has been a busy year with lots happening across our services, our clients have enjoyed many experiences, events, day’s out and celebrations. To access the lastest edition, please see here…

Redwood Glades – A New Opportunity for St Anne’s

Redwood Glades – A New Opportunity for St Anne’s

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful as the new provider of the Redwood Glades Extra Care scheme in Hull. Redwood Glades is one of three extra care schemes run by Hull City Council. Extra Care is…

Celebrating Leeds Pride 2022

Celebrating Leeds Pride 2022

After missing the last 2 years due to the pandemic, St Anne’s were incredibly excited to be part of Leeds Pride 2022. Our charity had the privilege of taking part in the parade, as well as hosting a stall on…

Proud to be a Lord Mayors Charity

Proud to be a Lord Mayors Charity

Proud to be a Lord Mayors Charity We are very proud to be one of the Lord Mayor's of Leeds Charities for the year 2022/23.  Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Roberts Gettings MBE JP, will be raising money for four…

Proud to be part of an “Outstanding” Partnership

Proud to be part of an “Outstanding” Partnership

 St Anne’s Community Service, a proud partner in Forward Leeds, the alcohol and drug service, is thrilled by the recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection rating of the service as “Outstanding”. Detailed as ‘highly innovative’, the report goes on to…

Superb Jubilee Celebrations

Superb Jubilee Celebrations

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee Across the summer our services and clients have been celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee. It has been lovely see so many celebrations, here is a montage of our many events and parties:  

Proud of our Finalists for RCN Nurse Awards 2022

Proud of our Finalists for RCN Nurse Awards 2022

Gerard Wainwright, manager from our Heatherstones service in Halifax, has led the Unsafe Swallow Project as part of a Queens Nursing Award, which we are very proud to announce has been nominated as a Finalist in the Royal College of…

Launching Our New Respite Westgarth Service

Launching Our New Respite Westgarth Service

On Friday 10th June we were very proud to launch our new Westgarth service in partnership with Calderdale Council, with a special guest the Lord Mayor of Calderdale, Cllr Angie Gallagher Westgarth has undergone major refurbishment works providing much-improved accommodation…

International Nurses Day 2022- 12th May

International Nurses Day 2022- 12th May

Alcohol Services and International Nurses’ Day. At St Anne's Alcohol Services we are celebrating International Nurses’ Day by thanking our Nurses for their work. Nurses play an integral role in the success of our residential alcohol treatment services. In 2021-2022,…

We Are Recruiting New Trustees

We Are Recruiting New Trustees

People-focused, passionate, and committed are just some of the words we would use to describe St Anne’s Community Services, as they encompass many of the aspects which make us so special. We are an organisation that is for people, by…

Community Orchard Planting – Celebrating our 50th Year

Community Orchard Planting – Celebrating our 50th Year

Celebrating and commemorating our 50th Anniversary in 2021-22, our teams from Gateshead and Dewsbury have planted 30 fruit trees as a lasting legacy of our golden anniversary during spring 2022. In Gateshead our team planted 25 fruit trees in Dunston…

Without Limits – Summer & Autumn 21

Without Limits – Summer & Autumn 21

Without Limits Welcome to the twice yearly St Anne's client update, 'Without Limits'. 2021 has been a difficult year with Covid, but our clients have enjoyed many experiences, events, day's out and celebrations. We are dedicated and proud to supporting…

Welcoming our new Chair and Vice-Chair

Welcoming our new Chair and Vice-Chair

Welcoming our new Chair and Vice-Chair One of the north's leading charities, St. Anne's Community Services (St. Anne’s), has appointed a new Chair and Vice Chair. The new Chair is Anthea Sully, who is Chief Executive of White Ribbon UK,…

Charity Time Capsule Burial

Charity Time Capsule Burial

To celebrate and commemorate St Anne’s Community Services, 50th Anniversary on Wednesday 15th September, a special time capsule was buried in Temple Newsam Park, Leeds. Organised by the St Anne’s Shared Lives Team, who support adult support placements with families,…

Sensory Garden Planting in Leeds, Celebrates Charity Anniversary

Sensory Garden Planting in Leeds, Celebrates Charity Anniversary

A charity, dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable in society, has planted a new sensory garden in the heart of Leeds, close to where it was founded in 1971. St Anne’s Community Services (St Anne’s) which this year is celebrating…

Leading Charity Appoints New Vice-Chair and Trustees

Leading Charity Appoints New Vice-Chair and Trustees

Leading Charity Appoints New Vice-Chair and Trustees One of the north’s leading charities, St. Anne’s Community Services (St. Anne’s), has appointed fours new Trustees including one to the position of Vice-Chair. A not-for-profit organisation supporting over 1600 people across the…

Charity Online Cycle Ride Supporting the Homeless

Charity Online Cycle Ride Supporting the Homeless

St. Anne’s Community Services (St Anne’s), one of the North’s leading person-centred charities is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a fund-raising, online cycle ride in support of homeless people. Set up in 1971 to support homeless people in Leeds, St…

Our New 5 Year Strategy

Our New 5 Year Strategy

A life without limits. We have great pride in sharing with you our new five-year strategic plan, “A life without limits”. "A life without limits", showcases our future direction which puts the people we support and our staff at the…

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Our staff from Heatherstones did a wonderful walk on the canal towpath which runs from Copley to Sowerby Bridge. There were six of our clients and seven members of staff on the outing. This had to be carefully planned as…

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