ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Since its launch in January 2003 Gipton Together has worked with children/young people aged 5yrs -18 yrs. from the communities of Gipton/Harehills and surrounding areas, areas scant of opportunities for young people.

Through arts and sports activities for young people our sessions act as a crime prevention and crime diversionary alternative. 

Gipton Together addresses social exclusion providing community based activities, and a safe place for children/young people to go in the evenings - and alternative to 'hanging out' on the streets.

We encourage young people to participate, to acquire and develop their ‘transferable’ skills, to raise their aspirations, to help them improve their emotional and physical well-being, self-esteem and confidence; and with the support of the wider community, to challenge the barriers between generations.

Core Values

Gipton Together seeks to deliver its mission through its core values of quality, diversity, inclusivity, access and communication, which will run through all of our activities.

 

  • Quality – will be a given for all the children/ young people attending all our activities.

  • Diversity – working in partnership with the local schools we will insuring diversity of the composition in the young people attending and in the kind of experiences and opportunities offered

  • Inclusivity – in programming work that has broad appeal and differentiation techniques

  • Access – in producing work that is accessible and open to all children/young people from diverse backgrounds, and in opening up educational experiences to as broad a range of abilities in children and young people as possible.

  • Communication – in presenting work that is communicative and relevant to current audiences, and in the way we interact with audiences, venues and all partners. 

  • Gipton Together seeks to deliver its mission through the pursuit of its core values of quality, diversity, inclusivity, access and communication, through all of its activities.

  • Quality – in the individuals working with the company, in the work produced by the company, and in experiences for participants and audiences

  • Diversity – in the composition of the company members, and in the kind of experiences and opportunities offered

  • Inclusivity – in programming work that has broad appeal, and in particular in the range and scope of educational activities

  • Access – in producing work that is accessible and open to audiences from diverse backgrounds, and in opening up educational experiences to as broad a range of abilities in children and young people as possible

  • Communication – in presenting work that is communicative and relevant to current audiences, and in the way we interact with audiences, venues and all partners

  • Empowering children/young people in deciding for itself what is wanted and needed in their community.

  • Ensuring the right for all children/young people to feel safe and supported in their community.

  • To create an environment where children/young people are inspired to make positive choices that will have a beneficial impact on gaining more life skills.

  • Develop opportunities for children/young people that will help them realise their potential, do well at all levels of learning.

  • Through the arts and sport to encourage children/young people to become healthy active citizens who feel that they have influence and a voice.

TERRI LONEY

Founder of Gipton Together

(Retired 2020)

BECKIE MURPHY

Gipton Together Coordinator

JILL MCGRORY

Gipton Together Administrator

Mission Statement

 ‘Expanding horizons and inspiring positive choices’

  • The need to have community ‘owned’ and ‘led’ organisation responding to the community’s needs

  • To create opportunities for young people to enjoy and participate in the performing arts and sport, developing self-discipline, confidence, strength of character, health and wellbeing

  • To continue to develop opportunities for children and young people to broaden their choices and improve their life skills

  • To continue to develop new opportunities and activities for our young people that have a positive and a beneficial impact on gaining more life skills.

  • To support young people with avoidance of crime and anti-social behaviour,

  • To help with the lack of safe meeting places and after school activities

  • To support with the high number of young people unemployed and lack of opportunity to acquire skills and experiences to assist in their development onto further education, training and employment,

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Call us:

077751051219

Find us: 

Henry Barran Centre, Amberton Grove, Gipton, Leeds LS83JR