Join Us

Anyone can make a referral to AVSED, just telephone/email/visit us in the office.

To become a full member of AVSED you must:

  • Live within Aireborough (LS19 and LS20 postcodes, or parts of LS29 and BD10 if you are a Leeds City Council tax payer)
  • Be over 60 years of age

At this time, due to funding requirements, active waiting lists and to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and members, we also require that members:

  • Live independently, at home, without ready access to communal facilities and activities - our services are oversubscribed and funding limited so we need to target those most likely to be socially isolated
  • Be able to access our services/activities with a 'reasonable’ level of volunteer and staff support (e.g. able to toilet themselves, transfer from a wheelchair to a chair, not require 1:1 supervision by AVSED staff/volunteers etc.)

We will make an initial home visit during which our Community Lead makes a full needs assessment to ensure that not just social needs are fulfilled, but that access to other services where needed, is also provided.

Membership of AVSED is FREE.

If you do not meet the criteria to join AVSED, please check out our What’s on in Aireborough page for further information, and the Useful Links page if you live outside Aireborough.