As the centre for the community the White Rose Shopping Centre is engaged in socially responsible activities designed to benefit people of all ages.
These range from our ongoing support of the leading edge educational and training facilities provided on site at the The Point to socially focused events such as line dancing which provide an opportunity for visitors to meet, make friends and stay active.
The Point, which was established in 2012 in partnership with Leeds City Council, Leeds City College, Job Centre Plus, Land Securities and the National Careers Service currently supports those seeking employment and training, by providing the relevant work related skills to help plan a future career. Its teachers offer a broad spectrum of learning opportunities including Retail Skills, Customer Service Skills, Security Work and many more. Its aim is to provide support with educational development, build confidence and help move local people into employment or further training. Please click here for further information.
In addition to the line dancing sessions, which are provided free of charge, we open our doors early each weekday morning to let mall walkers take exercise in warm, dry and safe surroundings.
As well as these regular activities, we support our community in a number of other ways, including helping charitable causes by providing fund-raising opportunities, liaising with Leeds Ahead on community projects and working with SETPOINT West Yorkshire, an organisation involved in partnership services for education, business and the community.
South Leeds Hub:
A state of the art young people's facility with specialist zones including hair & beauty, mechanics, sport and a recording studio, with space for training, conferences and room hire. For more information visit our website, www.southleedsyouthhub.org.uk
ARISE (the Alliance to Reward Initiatives and Social Enterprise):
This initiative was established in 2005 as a source of funding for groups and organisations seeking support for community-based activities in the south Leeds area.
Requests for funding, up to a maximum of £1,000, can be made by any group, organisation or individual wishing to do something to help their local community.
We are delighted to have recently made our 200th award. The 200 awards granted by the independent selection committee have totalled more than £170,000 benefiting thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds in south Leeds.
The Initiative was set up after Gerald Jennings, Portfolio Director for Land Securities north and Scotland, pledged funding from the organisation and also won support and backing from Evans Property Group and Munroe K.
The ARISE Initiative is an important scheme that supports the community in south Leeds. In a tough economic climate, this has become vital for many groups to keep going.