24th January 2017
Picture caption: Walker Morris, Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Peter Hodkinson MD at Westward Care.
Planning specialists from Walker Morris have provided free advice and support to the South Leeds based charity, Holbeck Elderly Aid (HEA). Planning permission was recently secured for the new HEA offices at the Old Picturehouse in the centre of Holbeck, which were opened on Friday 20 January 2017 by the charity’s Patron, the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP.
HEA is a local charity dedicated to preventing social isolation and loneliness of older people in the Leeds community. The charity is part of the Neighbourhood Network Scheme which is a nationally recognised initiative that enables older people to live independently and pro-actively participate within their own communities.
The Firms Planning and Environment Team supported HEA on its move to its new offices in the former Holbeck branch of Leeds Building Society.
Walker Morris commented:
“We are delighted to have been able to support Holbeck Elderly Aid by providing our services free of charge as part of our ongoing pro bono programme.
“By supporting Holbeck Elderly Aid with its move to its new office, the charity will be able to deliver its services to the wider community and help to make a real difference to the older generations of Holbeck.”
The charity was further aided by Leeds Building Society, who donated the building to the HEA rent free for five years.