‘What A Beautiful Day’

Some of us ventured into town again this week, not for shopping; it was to catch a film, oh and some cake later. We saw ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’. It was not for everyone yet for those who did like it, there were a few tears, and smiles. Everyone did enjoy sharing some time together though and all left making plans for the next film.

“I felt it proved an excellent choice, presenting a touching morality tale of how deep personal issues of resentment, anger, and the death of one’s closest relations can be approached through compassion and generosity of spirit, the story being set within the intriguingly nostalgic framework of an American children’s TV programme” Alistair

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Free Lunchtime Talks at Leeds Minster in Kirkgate

Leeds Historian Dr Kevin Grady will talk on the importance of surviving heritage buildings and some that no longer exist. Talks are free and no booking required.
Venue: Leeds Minster, Kirkgate
Time 1.15pm – 1.50pm
Wednesday 19th February 2020
‘Leeds First Town Hall’ The Mothhall Briggate (1600 -1825)
Wednesday 26th February 2020
‘How Leeds Got its Daily Bread, 1086-2020’ Corn Mills, Bakehouses and Corn Exchange
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Checking benefit entitlement

Benefits and tax credits are payments from the government to certain people on low incomes, or to meet specific needs. … You can use the Turn2Us Benefit Calculator to check your entitlement to means-tested benefits on the link below:

https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Beginner-s-Guide-to-Benefits/Checking-benefit-entitlement

Image result for turn2 us logoIf you are not so confident using digital technology, or just wish to get some advice and would benefit from some support to go through it with you, then please pop along to our Check Your Benefits Entitlement Drop in session on Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 10.30am – 11.30am. We will be in the Computer Room of Lovell Park Hub, Wintoun Street, LS7. We will have tablets to use or desktop computers, or you can bring your own device if portable. We will guide you through the process so you can check for yourself.

If you would benefit from someone going through this with you in your own time then this also ok, just call the office on 0113 243 0298 and Valerie will arrange a suitable time to meet.

The Arts Society, Leeds

The Arts Society, Leeds, hosts a programme of lectures given by some of the country’s top experts on a wide range of subjects including architecture, social history, and the work of artists and designers. Find out more about upcoming lectures on the link below:

The Arts Society Leeds

http://www.theartssocietyleeds.org/lectures-2019-20/.

Their lectures take place in Castle Grove Hall, Castle Grove Drive, Headingley, Leeds LS6 4BP. They begin at 2 p.m. and finish at or just after 3 p.m. The hall is equipped with an audio loop for the hard-of-hearing. There is ample parking and a ramp for wheelchair access at the hall. There is a comfortable bar, and sandwiches are available before the lecture.

Membership costs £50 per annum. All lectures are free to members. To join, you email membership@theartssocietyleeds.org .

Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of £7 per lecture.

Community Heroes

Caring Together were delighted to be invited to the Inner North West Community Committee Community Heroes award ceremony last Friday at St Chads Hall in Headingley. A large number of local community and activists groups were present representing the areas of Little London, Woodhouse, Hyde Park, Headingley and Weetwood. The awards were presented by the Lord Mayor, Cllr Eileen Taylor.

As well as being made aware of the massive contributions that local groups make to the betterment of life in our city, we were also treated to a wonderful performance by a local Bollywood Dancing School followed by a feast of Asian food.

Many thanks to the local councillors for organising this event and for recognising the work that we do and deeming it worthy of celebration.

I Spy….E.Coli

Every Sip Counts…..

“Did you know… dehydration puts you more at risk of an E. coli infection?”

Thanks Donna (NHS Infection Prevention & Control Nurse Specialist) for sharing your knowledge on E.Coli last week to keep us well. Please see below links to the leaflets she shared with us.

Guide to staying hydrated: the facts

https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/seecmsfile/?id=3608

Urinary Tract Infections: Information for Patients

https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/seecmsfile/?id=3561

Donna will be back to see us again later in the year – I will post the dates and times once confirmed