The VAL directory of third sector organisations and services in Leeds
Our directory is free and open for anyone to use. It aims to provide a comprehensive public listing of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations operating in Leeds.
There may be information in the directory which is out of date, if you’d like to update or add anything please contact us at email@example.com.
A free, online, directory you can use to find information about a wide range of services in Leeds. Contact the Leeds Directory Team to be connected with relevant information about checked and vetted local tradespeople, care professionals who can help with independent living, groups, activities and events in your area.
Leeds Open Online Platform (Loop)
We are currently working with Leeds City Digital Partnerships Team and Forum Central on the development of an exciting new city-wide asset to improve the sharing and accuracy of information about organisations and services in Leeds. It is called Loop – the Leeds Open Online Platform.
This is an essential step in the right direction for open, accessible data sharing, that will lead to better quality information for everyone.
Loop is a database or repository which stores information. That information is then shared and surfaced by lots of existing websites and directories in Leeds, which are currently proving similar but inconsistent information. Doing Good Leeds and the VAL Organisation Directory is an example of the kind of site Loop integrates with.
Loop primarily stores information about third sector organisations and services. The focus is on our health, care and wellbeing and addressing inequalities through community support, charitable and social enterprises and voluntary groups.
Loop aims to ensure that:
- Information about health, care and wellbeing services in all of Leeds’ online directories is accurate and up to date
- Information sharing becomes the norm, promoting access for all to information which is relevant and reliable
Organisations and service providers will be able to input and update information about their organisation, and its services and activities into LOOP. Connected directories across the city will then be automatically updated with that information.
This saves valuable time and resources, and helps to increase the quality of information provided to people who need support, as well as to service providers and funders looking to improve provision.
Help shape Loop
If you’re part of the third sector in Leeds get in touch and be part of shaping Loop. Input from service providers and users is always welcomed and valued. For any questions or to find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org.