Whilst we have remained open right through the pandemic, we naturally couldn't invite people into our community centre and had to postpone the daily activity side of our services. If everything goes to plan with the government's roadmap, all of RHEA's services, activities, events, meeting and face to face support will resume as normal on Monday 26th July 2021. We will update this website, nearer the time with all the latest details. Thank you. 


Welcome to RHEA!

Established in 1995 RHEA (Richmond Hill Elderly Action) is a registered charity that works with and for people aged 55 and over living in Richmond Hill, East End Park, Cross Green and parts of Osmondthorpe, all in the Leeds 9 area.

RHEA currently has over 950 members and is always welcoming more to the social opportunities and support services it provides which you will find details of on the next pages.

Please feel free to call 0113 248 5200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and be sure to download a copy of our latest newsletter on the top right-hand side of this page.

The RHEA team

Darrell Xavier, Project Manager. Darrell leads the project and staff and works to ensure RHEA's future and success.  

Nicola Farley, Outreach Worker. If you or someone you know has a problem or needs advice on any subject, RHEA's expert Nicola will work with them on a one to one basis and in complete confidentiality.

Gillian Lawrence, Activity Coordinator. Gillian develops and runs the daily activities and events that RHEA hosts and listens to RHEA members about what they would like to see happen.

Barbara Tennant, Centre Host. RHEA's main base is Richmond Hill Community Centre and Barbara helps to run the building for all users, not just RHEA.

Tom Armstrong, Service Development Lead. If you have ever thought about volunteering, Tom is the person to speak to. We cannot do what we do without volunteers so Tom ensures everyone is treated as one of the team.

Donna Waldron. Donna joined Team RHEA in March 2020 as the new Engagement Officer and she works with people who are living with different forms of frailty to ensure they have all the options and support available to lead the best possible life.

John Dracup, Finance Officer. John takes care of all RHEA's financial matters so that RHEA is fully accountable. 

The Management Committee. RHEA's Committee governs RHEA's work and is made up of volunteers, both local and from across the city, who give their time and professionalism to take RHEA forwards.

And, RHEA's volunteers! A big part of RHEA's success is the volunteers who expand what the project does and give their passion and friendship in a range of ways to help RHEA meet its aims, for the benefit of the entire community. 

Be sure to join RHEA on Facebook (search Richmond Hill Elderly Action) and Twitter (@RichmondHillEA) to keep up to date with the latest news.