Where We Work

We work across Wetherby and many neighbouring villages and wards across Leeds and surrounding areas. These include:

  • Wetherby
  • Bardsey
  • Boston Spa
  • Bramham
  • Clifford
  • Collingham
  • East Keswick
  • Harewood
  • Linton
  • Scarcroft
  • Thorner
  • Thorp Arch
  • Walton

Contact us today to find out more about the areas we cover or to find out more about the things we do.

What We Do

We offer services to improve the quality of life for over 60s in Wetherby and surrounding villages.

We were founded in 2003 and are a registered charity organisation, part funded by Leeds City Council.

Our services include:

Our social activities include:

  • Elderberries (social gathering)
  • Chatter and Batter (fish and chips lunch)
  • Poetry Group
  • Knit one Purlwise
  • Seasonal Musical Matinees
  • Chairobics
  • WiSE Owl Cafe for the Community
  • Line Dancing

Our Vision

WiSE aims to enable older people to live at home, whilst reducing social isolation.

We also aim to support those who care for older people in our community.

To achieve this we work independently and with community partners to provide activities, services and opportunities for volunteering.

Meet the Team


We’re proud to be working with:

Leeds City Council

Supporting those living with dementia

Supporting our grass cutting scheme

A network of more than 100 voluntary organisations

Doing Good Leeds

Work For Us

We’re always looking for help from volunteers.

There are lots of interesting volunteer roles available – from befriending and transport support, to events and administration support.

We also have a small team of paid staff. Occasionally we may advertise roles in the team on this page or on the Voluntary Action Leeds website.

Contact us today if you think you can help:


Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator

Are you a people person with a passion for improving people’s lives? Can you use your initiative to make a difference quickly?

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) is expanding.

This small local charity with big ambitions for transforming the lives of isolated, older people in our area wants a Fundraising & Volunteer Coordinator to join our friendly team.

Starting from scratch in this brand new role, your job will be to put in place processes and implement them. Your twin goals will be to increase the charity’s revenue through fundraising and engaging and recruiting our army of volunteers throughout their journey with WiSE.

The role attracts an annual salary of £21,589 – £26,317 (NJC scale 12-22).

To be considered for interview, please email a CV and covering letter addressing key points on the job description and person specification, to Mark Dobson, Chief Operating Officer at mark@w-ise.org.uk

For more information about the role please telephone Mark on (07974) 963280.

Closing date is 3 May 2021.