The Human Support Group who have been providing Homecare Support services across one area of West Leeds over the course of the last few years are now Leeds City Council’s primary Provider for homecare services across the West Leeds area and a main framework provider for the East Leeds area. The decision was made by Leeds City Council following an extensive re-tendering process and restructure of the way homecare services are provided in the Leeds area.

The Human Support Group are now commissioned by Leeds City Council to provide care as of 1st June 2016 until 2021 and have relocated to a newly refurbished office in the Springfield Commercial Centre, Farsley.

01 July, 2016

Get Cooking! a new Leeds Cookery School is coming to Springfield! Hand-crafted workstations for the classroom style kitchen is currently being fitted in unit 43a (where Priestley Dance Theatre used to be) and will be open in April 2016.

With the belief that everyone should be able to cook and enjoy good food (and drink) Get Cooking have developed a whole roster of courses to allow you to do just that, whatever your ability level, age or interest. The exciting range of courses on offer from the spring include Mediterranean Cooking, Vegetarian Summer Foods, Bread Making, Healthy Eating, Forage and Wild Food Cooking and Craft Ale Home Brew Courses - as well as Cooking For Babies and Holiday courses for 8-18 year olds.

You can get more information about all these courses on offer through their website You can also like them on Facebook /GetCookingUK  or follow them on Twitter @GCooking

23 March, 2016

Tuesday 1st March sees the opening of The Paper Haven craft studio at the Springfield Commercial Centre. Occupying Unit 13 B 2, The Paper  Haven will offer a variety of paper crafting classes and workshops for adults. From weekly drop in sessions to monthly Crafternoon Teas, Technique Classes to All Day Events, we hope to have something for everyone.

Local craft tutor Julie Kettlewell is excited to finally have a permanent venue for her many craft events. "I have been running my classes for over 7 years and it got to the point where I was often spending as much time loading and unloading my car and setting up, as I was teaching. I have dreamt of running my own studio and I am so thrilled that this is now a reality." 

The Paper Haven will be all decked out in a welcoming "shabby chic" style where my clients can "Escape to a crafty place" The studio is also available for private crafting parties and events such as birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers and general celebrations. 

For details of all classes and events please visit the website, . Most classes need to be booked and paid for in advance with the exception of the Tuesday morning Coffee and Card session.

03 March, 2016

The Loft Coffee Shop at Springfield Commercial Centre is now open! Selling Barista Coffee and a rang e of hot drinks, delicious cakes, toasties & snacks, the new Coffee Shop is perfect for meetings with colleagues and customers, or just enjoying some time out from work.

Opening hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 3.30pm.

Everyone is welcome!


11 February, 2016

Gaunts have a meeting room which is available for hire by tenants and the general public at our Springfield Commercial Centre in Farsley, Leeds.

The meeting room which is suitable for meetings up to 12 people and seminars for larger numbers is now available for hire on a daily or half daily basis. The charges are as follows :-

  • 1 day £100 plus VAT
  • Half day £50 plus VAT

With the opening of the Loft Coffee Shop in January 2016, refreshments for meetings will be available to purchase.

The room will include WiFi which is shared with the café.

The meeting room is available for use by tenants and the general public.

The site benefits from the new Workhouse Gym with crèche and the recently opened Rainbow Factory which offers an interactive storybook play centre for children between the ages of 4 and 11.

To book the room please contact Gaunts on 0113 236 3555 or email [email protected].

09 February, 2016