Winners of the Jo Cox Award at the Leeds City Council Compassionate City Awards. Congratulations to the whole team at Meeting Point! Proud of all the staff, volunteers, trustees and beneficiaries who make this small but mighty project such a wonderful place to be.
Proud and delighted to find out that we have been nominated for a Jo Cox award at the Leeds Compassionate City Awards 2022!
The Jo Cox award goes to ‘an individual or organisation who have gone above and beyond to unite and bring different communities together, supported newer communities to feel welcome or championed issues which help to create more integrated and inclusive communities’.
We have had a number of enquiries about our role in supporting refugees from Ukraine. As yet we have not had any Ukrainians through the doors seeking support. The Homes for Ukraine scheme has been slow to mobilise (not through lack of volunteers) and it is unclear what role the third sector in Leeds will play in it. As with any refugees and asylum seekers seeking our support, the doors of Meeting Point will be open to them if and when they need us.
The drop-in will be closed on Easter Monday (18th April) and will reopen on Monday 25th April to include a social ‘cafe’ space again.
Judith was interviewed recently interviewed for The Guardian newspaper as part of an article on period poverty in the UK. You can read it here: