SLATE was set up to run environmentally friendly businesses for the benefit of the local community, and offer work opportunities to people with learning difficulties. We are a social enterprise, which means that we want to cover our costs from our trading activities and not rely on grant funding.
If we have any money left over after paying running costs and salaries, it will be re-invested in the business.
Our first business is The Feel Good Furniture Shop, where we collect people’s unwanted furniture and sell it at affordable prices. Most of our customers are local people from South Leeds, many of them on low incomes. But we are open to the public and offer a range of both essential furniture and vintage items.
We provide a friendly service. Lots of people come regularly to see what’s new and to chat to our volunteers.
Our second business is Revive Leeds CIC, which we set up with Emmaus Leeds and SVP Leeds. Revive runs the shop on the East Leeds Household Waste Site in Seacroft, taking people’s reusable items before the go to the “tip” and selling them at bargain prices. Find us at Limewood Road, Seacroft LS14 1LU, tel 273 1791.
Our third business opened in January 2013: The Feel Good Cafe at Hillside, Beeston Road, LS11 8ND. Open 8-3, it serves a range of hot and cold meals and drinks, and sells furniture and vintage bric-a-brac. Do come and have a browse!
If you would like to work as a volunteer, particularly alongside people with learning difficulties at The Feel Good Furniture Shop or The Feel Good Cafe, please do get in touch. We are always on the look-out for people to staff the shop and cafe, to help with marketing, to be creative, to join the team!
1 Low Road
Telephone: 0113 270 4005