Home made mince pies…

Some of us met up at our offices last week. We were treated to homemade mince pies. Sadly, I don’t have a picture of them, only the crumbs as I was not quick enough. Thank you Susan they were scrumptious.If you would like to join us next time then get in touch. Lisa 07436 530073 or email lisa@caringtogether.org.uk

Lunch and a Catch up…

Good company, a cuppa, some lunch and a catch up; wonderful! We once again enjoyed some time together last week at the ‘Stick or Twist’ in the centre of Leeds. We were there in August as well and will likely go back into town in the New Year all being well and if safe to do so. If you would like to join us then get in touch. Lisa 07436 530073 or email lisa@caringtogether.org.uk

New Covid Rules

Covid rules are changing again this week because of concern over a new variant of Covid19 called Omicron

From tomorrow (Tuesday 30th November):

It will be compulsory to wear a mask or face covering on public transport and in shops and other settings such as banks hairdressers, unless you are exempt. (it is recommended to do this now)

All close contacts of suspected Omicron cases will be required to self-isolate for 10 days. This is regardless of a person’s vaccination status

Anyone entering the UK from another country will have to take a PCR test by the end of the second day after their arrival and will need to self-isolate until they have a negative result. Anyone travelling from a Red List country will have to quarantine for 10 days


The Government is describing these measures as precautionary and temporary and they are to be reviewed in 3 weeks.


Keeping Safe – take a test even if you only have mild symptoms

We are sharing this video from NHS today. Covid is still very much with us and the symptoms, if mild, could easily be mistaken for a cold or other seasonal virus so the advice is to stay at home and get a test if you have any symptoms.

Get a test either here https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call 119.

Today is Carers Rights Day!

With that in mind, we are sharing a summary of carers rights which has been developed by Mobilise – Carers Rights and the Law | Find out what rights you’re entitled to (mobiliseonline.co.uk). Ian Brooke-Mawson, Commissioning Programme Lead (Carers) kindly shared these details with the Older Peoples Commissioning Team at Leeds City Council (who shared it with us) and when doing so stated that the Mobilise website is a rich source of information and support for unpaid carers and as such is worth sharing.

Caring Together have our own Carers Support Group In partnership with Carers Leeds

Venue: Caring Together, 127 Woodhouse Street, Leeds LS6 2PY

(opposite the post office/Londis shop)

Time: 11am – 12.30pm

Last Thursday of each month:

Next Group

Thursday 27th January 2022 and so on

Pop in, or call if you need any more information

Lisa 07436 530073 or email: lisa@caringtogether.org.uk

International Mens Day

Today – 19th November is International Mens Day 2021

International Mens Day aims to raise awareness of issues that affect men and boys, including mental health. Many men feel that they can’t open up about how they feel. It’s important to check in on the men in your life, and remind them that support is available.

The UK themes for the Day are:

  •  Making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys
  • Promoting a positive conversation about men, manhood and masculinity
  • Raising awareness and/or funds for charities supporting men and boys’ wellbeing

https://ukmensday.org.uk/2021-theme/ for more.

For International Mens Day & every day, you can find Mental Health self-help resources, links to local services, info, helpline details, support group info & lots more on the MindWell website for people in Leeds:


World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021 – The future of antibiotics is in our hands

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021 starts today and we urge everyone in Leeds to get serious about antibiotic resistance. Proper antibiotics use now will ensure we have drugs to beat superbugs in future. Find out more at: https://seriouslyresistant.com/

Seriously is a campaign that aims to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and encourage people to pledge to keep antibiotics working. If we carry on misusing antibiotics, in the future they could stop working altogether, so it’s now more important than ever that they’re taken correctly.What is antibiotic resistance?

If we carry on taking antibiotics incorrectly, in the future they could stop working altogether. Without effective antibiotics, many common treatments will become increasingly dangerous – including setting broken bones, treatments for cancer and routine operations.

If everyone makes just one simple pledge to always take antibiotics correctly, we will stop bacteria from becoming resistant to antibiotics and ensure they continue to work for future generations.

If we carry on misusing antibiotics:

  • By 2050 a simple paper cut could become deadly.
  • Cancer treatments could become ineffective.
  • Superbugs could kill 10 million people per year.