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.
Leeds Black Elders Association takes great pride in providing specialised provision for Black elders, ensuring that their particular needs are being met but, our main aim is to address the many issues affecting all elders in the community. This is particularly important as there will be an inevitable increase in the elderly population over the next 10-20 years and we are well equipped to provide services, facililties 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 who are living in parts of Leeds 6,7,8 and 9. Leeds Black Elders Association also has a city-wide remit which enables us to work with African-Caribbean's in the wider district of Leeds.
Leeds Black Elders Association's core funding comes from the Leeds City Council who has commissioned the Association to provide appropriate provision which will have a positive impact on the well-being of our service users.
The provisions that LBEA provides are focussed on keeping all elders within their own homes for as long as possible and as a third-sector communtiy organisation, we are often the first point of contact for the elders and their families. This gives Leeds Black Elders Association the unique opportunity to carry out an Initial Assessment which will identify areas of need and therefore, provide tailor-made support that will enhance the lives of all our service-users.