OPAL has many vulnerable people accessing Welcome In Community Centre and our activities in the community.  Therefore, to help keep these individuals safe, we are taking a cautious approach to the easing of restrictions.   Our policy for the Welcome In Cafe, all OPAL activities at Welcome In Communcity Center and at community venues hosting OPAL activities is:-

  • Masks must be worn when entering and moving around, unless individuals are exempt from wearing masks for health reasons.
  • When seated, individuals are welcome to remove masks.
  • People must sanitise their hands when entering the building.
  • We will manage numbers to prevent crowded places.
  • We will retain strict hygiene measures including regular sanitising and ventilation.

These rules apply to staff, volunteers, members and visitors.  OPAL will keep this under review but we do not expect to make any changes in the near future.

This service is availale for £10 per hour for OPAL members

Steve can help with issues with your TV, phone, internet connection and other digital issues.   He can help diagnose the problem even if he can't resolve it and help you get the assistance you need to solve the issue.   Steve can also help you get the best internet/phone deal for your requirements.

This is incredibly good value all part of the OPAL service.

OPAL will be hosting a community event in the OPAL carpark of the Welcome In Community Centre around Easter time.   There will be food, music and activities.   If you are interested in coming please contact us so we will know how many people to cater for.   

We are very excited to announce our Easter Healthy Holidays Activities in collaboration with St Paul’s Church, Ireland Wood, Leeds ESNW Cluster, @paulos_pizzas and Gigi Creative Bee.


Priority for places will be given to those in receipt of free schools meals and those aged between 5-16 in the LS16 area so if you know any young people who might be interested, please get in touch.

They can book online www.link.tr.ee/HHLS16



Membership payments are due from 1 April 2021.  We are keeping membership fees at £12 per year.   If you are paying by cheque, please could you make it out to OPAL and put 'membership' on the back.    If you are paying by bank transfer OPAL's sort code is  53 70 00 and our account number is 24503274.   If you pay by cash please put it in an envelope with your name, the amount and membership written on it.   That way we will know what it is for.