Feel Good Factor (FGF) is a registered Charity based in Chapeltown, Leeds and has been in existence since 2003 when we gained five years funding from the New Opportunities Fund and North East Primary Care Trust.
This funding enabled Feel Good Factor to provide and develop a range of health and wellbeing activities and initiatives for the residents of Chapeltown and Harehills.
Since then we have developed a city wide remit and deliver high quality services and activities both locally and across the city which addresses health inequalities for some the most diverse, vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in Leeds.
We have a proud track record and close relationships with a wide range of strategic and operational partners.
The focus of our work
Our overall aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities in Leeds by enhancing lifestyles and increasing access to opportunities particularly for those most disadvantaged by:
- Providing a range of health and wellbeing services and activities which are reflective of the needs of the communities we serve.
- Working in partnership with other agencies to ensure the widest range of services and activities is available that best matches the needs of the communities we serve.
- Focusing on promoting physical and mental wellbeing in its widest sense.
- Providing opportunities for local people to access education and training.
- Provision of activities that promote inclusion and break down social isolation.
Black Lives Matters
We believe it is our duty to actively promote equal rights and equal opportunities for everyone, and we have always supported, celebrated and given a voice to Black and minoritised people of all ages and we continue to work towards a future where everyone is seen, heard and supported. We will continue remain strong advocates of our Black Communities and other minoritised communities, we will continue to raise awareness and support greater understanding of discriminatory practice and do everything we can to bring about positive change.
We commit to:
• Provide services which meet the needs of local people and communities
• Work with pride and respect, forming honest and open relationships
• Be flexible and friendly in our work with people, the organisation and each other
• Establish partnerships and address inequality
• Invest in the development and wellbeing of our staff and volunteers
Corinna Lawrence – Chief Executive
Sandra Bennett – Housekeeping
Amareen Afzal – Community Co-ordinator
Esther Bissell – Better Together Wellbeing Worker
John Dracup – Finance Officer
Kalisha Hamilton – Wellbeing Co-ordinator
Hiesha Harvey – Community Builder (Carers)
Angela Goodyear – Operations Manager
Shabana Kosar – Choices Co-ordinator
Divya Khurana – Wellbeing Coordinator
Aulson Lawrence – Connect Development Worker (Men’s Work)
Beverley Lock – SWIFt Wellbeing Coordinator (Supporting Wellbeing and Independence in Frailty)
Tracey Nicholls – Sensory Impairment Development Worker – BME Communities
Narinder Panesar – Team Leader/Wellbeing Co-ordinator
Milly Rohman – Community Wellbeing Worker
Soo Taylor – Care Coordinator
Preeti Tyagi – Family Health Co-ordinator
Vanessa Williams – Wellbeing Co-ordinator
Sue Wylie – Services Support Manager
We also work closely with a team of Community Health Educators and volunteers.
Board of Directors
Nat Lindo (Chair)
Martin Horbury (Treasurer)
Dr Hasantha Jayasinghe
Dr Mohammed Sattar