We have been very busy over the last few weeks and today in order to bring together our latest newsletter. There is a special invite for our members this time. We look forward to receiving your RSVP’s!
Thank you to the team who work hard behind the scenes, our volunteers today and those who will be delivering some of your newsletters this week.
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
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
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:
If 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, 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:
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 email@example.com .
Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee of £7 per lecture.
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.
A lot of what we do at Caring Together is supported and shared by the community, our members and volunteers. This week we had volunteers helping every day, in the office, out in the community, with web posts and in our regular groups. THANK YOU!
Caring Together Volunteer helping out in the office
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
Urinary Tract Infections: Information for Patients
Donna will be back to see us again later in the year – I will post the dates and times once confirmed