Established in 2018, Project Freedom was launched in recognition of the need, identified through local and national consultation, of a lack of appropriate housing with integrated extra care and support for the older LGBT+ community. Our vision, aims and goals were formulated in response to this.
Why Project Freedom?
In 2016, Leeds Community Foundation and Leeds City Council commissioned a report to ‘map’ the needs of the LGBT+ community in the city. Two key recommendations from this report were:
- The need for an ‘inclusive LGBT+ community centre’
- To ‘develop a LGBT+ housing project that is multi-generational supporting the needs of older and younger LGBT+ people in Leeds’
Find out more about the history of Project Freedom here.
Lets Get Building Together
Our vision is to enable the creation of a vibrant and sustainable LGBT+ community in central Leeds where LGBT+ people can live, work and enjoy life independently through:
- a variety of affordable and accessible accommodation with the availability of extra-care for those who need it.
- a fully accessible and thriving Cultural and Community Arts Centre
Terms of Reference
Learn more about Project Freedom by reading our Terms of Reference: