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Cardigan Centre

The Cardigan Centre is a locally based, multi-purpose community organisation in North West Leeds with over twenty years’ experience of community work and service delivery.
Established in 1989 by local people, the centre has developed a range of services and tools which are used to meet the needs of the ever-changing diverse communities we serve. 
As a multi-purpose organisation the Cardigan Centre works with individuals in ways which reflect the complexity and connectedness of their lives.  This leads to improved outcomes for individuals and a more effective engagement with regeneration initiatives in NW Leeds.  Combining several strands of work leads to economies of scale, and therefore maximises the use of resources –people, money and buildings.

The Cardigan Centre is governed as a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. 

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February 2014 - The New Reception


Just a reminder that our refurbished reception area is now open to the public. We have a new seating area, a fantastic new reception desk and a digital display board.

The Cardigan Centre has invested in this area to improve our customer experience.   

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Jill Setterington - Photographer


We are currently displaying the work of local photographer Jill Stetterington around the Centre. Here is a little bit about Jill and her passion.

"I have lived in Hyde Park for over 20 years. I enjoy taking photographs of Leeds and the local area and recently I have been involved in making digital collages using these images."

"I am drawn in particular to the vibrant colours and patterns found in nature and try to capture these in my photographs, giving an abstract interpretation if possible."

"One of my influences is Elliot Porter."

People can come to the Centre to view Jill's work during opening hours (9am - 8pm).

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LAC & Care Leavers Connexions service


We work intensively with Looked After Children and Care Leavers city wide to support young people form not being in education, employment or training (NEET) to finding a meaningful opportunity for them, this may be a training programme, apprenticeship, college or a job. This work often involves intensive support often in a multi-agency environment.

The support we offer can be in the form of; helping with applications forms, taking young people to interviews, practising interview techniques, looking at training providers to make an informed choice regarding where a young person would like to take their next steps.

We work closely with social workers and leaving care advisers who also support many of the young people we work with in order to offer young people a more joined up support package. To be able to offer as many options as possible to these young people we try and network with learning providers, agencies and voluntary organisations to offer an equal opportunity to Looked After Children and Care Leavers.

The LAC and looked after children team are based at the Cardigan Centre where you can contact us to make a referral or for an informal chat. The highlights over the last 12 months have included continuing to have a close relationship with care homes within Leeds by offering a drop in service and visiting regularly to see the young people staying with them to discuss college and training opportunities available to them post 16.

We have attended open days specifically for Looked After Children and Care Leavers organised by the agency Catch 22 to raise the profile of Care Leavers who may need support to enter the work place and gain employment. We have achieved our overall  targets through dedication to these young people to support them in to education, employment and training.

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Have you considered hiring a room?

At the the Cardigan Centre we have a number rooms available for hire. 

They can and have been used for...






Wedding receptions


Birthday parties


Excercise classes


Adult education classes


Arts & Craft groups


Contact us on 0113 2759282 for more information.


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