Poetry Pause

Several women enjoyed a memorable workshop with acclaimed poet ‘Surfing Sofas’, currently poet in residence at the Museum of Homelessness. Collaborating with LCH Homeless and Health Inclusion Team, this special event was poignant, fearless, sombre, joyous, open and full of warmth. Sharing poems and life experience, ‘Surfing Sofas’ gave tips on writing poetry; this was … Read more

Spotlight Team Joanna

Would you like to be on Team Joanna? We recently were awarded a large 3-year grant from Lloyds Bank Foundation, giving us the financial security to recruit. Please take a look at our Support & Outreach Worker Application Pack 2023 and get in touch if you’re interested, or why not share it with a friend who … Read more

We have the best friends!

We’re taking a moment to highlight the generosity of the wonderful individuals, groups and churches around Leeds who stay up to date with our news and give so much in time, money and practical donations. Every week volunteers enable us to do so much more as they cook lunches, share hope and snacks on Evening … Read more

New Year, New Director

You’ve heard the saying New Year, New You! Well, we’re looking for a new Jackie, following her decision that her time at Joanna is coming to a close. Director Application Pack Jan 2023

Season’s Celebrations

A huge thank you to all who have generously donated gifts this Christmas. For many women our Christmas present is the only one they receive so it’s been wonderful to yet again be able to give generous, quality gifts and hampers. Hannah Evans, who joined our team in September, is experiencing her first Joanna Christmas … Read more

Trustee Opportunity

We are looking to expand our wonderful Board of Trustees. If you or someone you know would be interested, please take a look at our Trustee advert and Trustee Applicant Pack Welcoming applications ASAP – looking forward to meeting you!

Yet another chance!

You won’t believe it but yes, we are recruiting again! (Sometimes life just throws a curve ball!) If you are interested in working with us 3 days a week, or up to full-time, we’d love to hear from you. Advert and Job description links: Job Advert Sept22  and Job Description

It could be you!

New advert 2022 2022 Daytime Outreach and Support Worker (updated) You’re not too late – there’s still time to join our team of Outreach & Support Workers on a full or part-time basis. Please do call us for a chat about it, however small your interest is, as we always love the chance to connect … Read more

Room for 1 more…

Would you like to be the next member of our team? Have a look at our Job description below and get in touch if you’re interested. 2022 Daytime Outreach and Support Worker Outreach and Support worker advert 2022


We are celebrating our largest ever grant! For the next FIVE years we will be enjoying the financial support of the National Lottery Community Fund. Many funders paused their multi-year funding during the height of the pandemic, so our funding became quite short-term, which isn’t ideal. Securing this funding over many years provides a very … Read more