Caring Together and the New General Data Protection Regulations

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Caring Together and your data

Information for Caring Together members

Caring Together holds personal data for our members and in line with the new GDPR regulations we wanted to remind you about our policy for holding and using that information.

We use your information in order to be able to keep in touch with you, send you invitations to events and activities, send you our newsletter and to pass on information that we think will be of benefit to you.

To enable us to provide a service to you.

To monitor the work we do and meet our funding requirements.

To refer you, with your permission, to other organisations that can provide a service you require and that we know and trust to hold your personal information safely.

Caring Together will only ever share personal information with connected 3rd parties (e.g. local health and social care services, emergency contacts etc.), solely with regards to your health and well-being and to enable us to provide a service to you. NB we NEVER sell personal information, or share it with unconnected parties.

You can request a copy of the information we hold about you at any time.

It is your responsibility to ensure the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date i.e. inform us of errors, and any changes to your personal information.

If you have any questions about any of this,  please contact John or Valerie at the Caring Together office on 2430298

Remembrance in Leeds

Caring Together are delighted to have taken part in the Remembrance exhibition at Abbey House Museum. This new display, co-curated with the University of Leeds, reflects on how commemoration has changed since the Victorian era, and features contributions from people living in Leeds today. The display shows the different ways in which people choose to remember, whether via objects, stories and locations and will be running all of the year through until December. For further information and entrance charges visit:

 https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/abbeyhouse

Cricket

A number of Caring Together members recently took advantage of the offer from Yorkshire County Cricket Club to attend a county championship game for free. It was a warn and pleasant day, perfect for Cricket, and everybody had a great time. Many thanks to Yorkshire Cricket for this. If anyone is interested in attending matches in future for which these offers are available, contact Caring Together and we will pass on the details.

Memory Matinees

Caring Together attended the Memory Matinee screening of Jailhouse Rock on Monday at the Hyde Park Picture House. This matinee screening programme has been designed to be inclusive to those living with dementia as well as family members and carers. It has been programmed in partnership with ‘A Life More Ordinary’ Project’ and is rooted in the idea that a trip to the cinema is a powerful way for people to reconnect with memories.

The next screening will be of the Wizard of Oz on Monday 11th June. If you would like to attend, in a group, with Caring Together, let us know. We will be there.

Anyone for Boccia!

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week Boccia once again came to Caring Together. We had a session at Woodhouse Community Centre and one at Little London Community Centre.
Boccia is a fun, precision ball game, similar to bowls. Boccia can be played by individuals, pairs, or teams. The aim of the game is to throw leather balls as close as possible to a white target ball, or jack. Games are mixed gender and can be played by all ages. Various aids and equipment can be used to assist with throwing the balls, and all players play sitting. It is great exercise which tests muscle, control and accuracy, and fun, with the opportunity to play games in teams.

“Come In and Rest”

Age Friendly Leeds has launched a new scheme called “Come In and Rest” and more than 40 local businesses and organisations have already signed up.
Participating organisations put a sticker in their window to signal that they’re age friendly premises where older people know they are welcome.
With 47p of every £1 in the UK being spent by someone over 50, there’s a great incentive for businesses to be age friendly.
There are premises in Moortown, Middleton, Farnley, Beeston, City Centre and Roundhay that have already signed up and we are hoping to get many more.
Keep an eye out for the sticker while you are out and about. We also need help promoting it around different neighbourhoods, so if you would like to get involved please visit:
 agefriendly.timetoshineleeds.org or ring 0113 244 1697.