Leeds Black Elders Association was established in 1991 and provides a number of services. The Association was built on a firm foundation of dedicated committee members, staff and volunteers.
The Associations aim is to address the many issues affecting all elders in the community, but takes pride in specialising in providing provision for black elders ensuring that their needs are being met particularly in the light of the inevitable increase in elderly people over the next 10-20 years, in order to provide services, faculties and activities to meet the current and projected Social, cultural, health and economic needs.
Leeds Black Elders Association is a neighbourhood Network Scheme that is commissioned by Leeds City Council to deliver appropriate services that meets the needs of the elderly that are living in parts of Leeds 6,7,8 and 9 Leeds Black Elders Association also have city wide remit that enables the Association to work with African-Caribbean's in the district of Leeds.
Leeds Black Elders Association core funding is from Leeds City Council who has commissioned the Association to provide appropriate provision that has an impact on service users wellbeing.
The provisions that LBEA provides are to keep our elders within their own homes for as long as possible, as a third sector organisation we are often the first contact that our elders may consider visiting. This gives Leeds Black Elders Association the opportunity to carry out an initial assessment which enables the Association to identify areas that will enhance the service users' life.
Our Mission Statement
The Leeds Black Elders Association aims to provide services which are innovative and appropriate to the needs of elders, in particular, but not exclusively, the needs of black elders, and to act as advocates for the purpose of empowering and enabling such individuals, and representing their interests in order to break down barriers to equality of opportunity.