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Bramley Elderly Action (BEA) is a charity which provides opportunities and support for older people, aged 60 and above, in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley, Leeds (West Yorkshire).

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 

BEA’s regular activities have been temporarily suspended in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We are offering the following temporary free services and accepting new referrals / requests for our services:

  • Weekly Shopping Delivery Service – bringing you essentials from the supermarket
  • Contact BEA – We’re here for you Monday-Friday 9-4pm on 0113 236 1644 / email info@bramleyea.org.uk / or text us on 07312 012645.
  • Phone a New Friend: A way for older people to help another older person through the current pandemic. We match you with a BEA member for a weekly chat by phone or video call. It can make a big difference!
  • Phone Befriending: BEA staff refer members for a regular call by a trained volunteer where we know it will bring comfort and support.
  • Supported Wellbeing Project: Our experienced community social worker provides intensive support to help older people to improve their situation.
  • Group Activities: Whether online, by phone or socially distanced –  we have developed a range of social activities to enjoy including a Zoom Quiz – Walking Groups – Walking Football – Ukulele Group – Phone Bingo – with more coming soon!
  • Coming soon: Would you like to join an online book group / online craft session / What’s App Bake-Off / Pen-Pal Scheme. Please get in touch and get involved.

If you’re not yet a member of BEA, please get in touch. We can support you with shopping and phone services right away.  Give us a call today on 0113 236 1644.

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We run a range of services to promote the best possible quality of life for older people in the local community.

We have 1,500 members. Our services are carried out by paid staff and volunteers. BEA is run by a Board of Trustees made up of local people. Our patron is local MP, Rachel Reeves.

We are one of nearly 40 Neighbourhood Network Schemes in Leeds, promoting the independence, health and wellbeing of older people throughout the city.

BEA also manages Bramley Community Centre, and Bramley Lawn – an innovative social centre for the whole community – runs upBEAt – a social enterprise arm which manages our community shop – and manages OWLS – Older, Wiser, Local Seniors, which supports older people in Burley, Hyde Park, Little Woodhouse and parts of Headingley and Kirkstall.

Our office – at Bramley Community Centre, Waterloo Lane, Bramley, LS13 2JB – is staffed 9.00-4.00, Monday-Friday (except bank holidays.)

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