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Leeds charity’s transformational project

Schofield Sweeney were delighted to act on behalf of Leeds Mencap on their recent purchase of land at the Raincliffe Road site. 

Leeds Mencap is an independent charity that supports children and adults with learning disabilities, along with their families and carers. They do this through a range of specialist support services and activities including family support work, parents and siblings support groups, youth clubs, holiday playschemes, and a residential home for adults. 

Having outgrown their current premises, Leeds Mencap now have plans for a new, much larger, fully-accessible building that they’ll share with other organisations and groups to meet local needs.  There will be more space for people with learning disabilities from across the City, space for local residents and space for a new nursery.

“The new building marks a progressive step towards more inclusive support for our communities and represents significant regeneration of this part of East Leeds. We thank Schofield Sweeney for supporting this transformational project.” Cath Lee, CEO Leeds Mencap

“Schofield Sweeney its Partners and Staff are proud to have been able to assist Mencap with this very important project” Andrew Hurst, Partner at Schofield Sweeney

'As overall Project Manager it is vital that I had access to  professional legal advice, in particular in relation to property and contractual matters.   Schofield Sweeney staff were always available when I needed them, delivered to agreed deadlines and  took the time to explain things to me in plain English so I was always clear about what was happening and why.'  Bernie Gahan, Project Manager 

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