Age UK Leeds announces permanent closure of The Arch Café due to Covid pandemic

Age UK Leeds has announced the permanent closure of The Arch Café.
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The charity, which supports older people in the community, announced the news on Wednesday, January 6.

Posting on their social media feeds, the charity said: "Due to the devastating impacts of covid, we've made the sad decision to permanently close our Arch Café.

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"We do so with heavy hearts and we thank our loyal customers for their support over the years.

"Thank you too to our wonderful staff that worked tirelessly."

The Arch Café, which sits in the Bradbury Building in Mark Lane, was a social enterprise which served homemade meals and cakes, as well as tea and coffees.

All profits made were donated back to Age UK Leeds to support the charity's work with older people in Leeds.

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The charity has been a lifeline for the older people in Leeds during the coronavirus pandemic.

Through its Check and Chat phone service, which is run entirely by volunteers, the charity has been able to maintain connections with vulnerable and shielding people.

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