Caring Together continually strive to develop programmes around I.T. support for older people in Woodhouse, Little London and the City Centre. Where possible we do this in partnership with other organisations. On this occasion we have linked with Age UK Leeds and Lovell Park Hub. The first session took place this week but there is still time to join up for the remainder of the training. However there are very few places available..
Start Date: Tuesday 20th June 2017 for 6 weeks consecutive weeks
Last date being: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Venue: Lovell Park Hub (Computer Suite)
Leeds LS7: Computer Suite
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Note that the Caring Together Computer Drop-in at Lovell Park Hub will resume on Tuesday 8th August 2017 at the usual time of 10.30 am -12 noon and takes place every 3 weeks.
If you are interested in any of the above call 0113 2430298 and speak with Lisa, Valerie or John.
Writing Back is a volunteer pen pal scheme where older Yorkshire residents exchange letters with students at the University of Leeds, many of whom are away from home for the first time. This pioneering and award-winning scheme encouraged the formation of long-lasting friendships, whilst tackling loneliness in both demographics. Caring Together have been involved with this fantastic project from the beginning and our members who participated were invited recently to yet another celebration event to meet their pen pals.
Winner of the Public Engagement with Research Award 2016: Research Execution Stage
Winner of the Leeds for Life Foundation Award 2015
Your local polling Stations are listed below and are open until 10pm tonight
Main Hall Woodhouse Community Centre 197 Woodhouse Street Leeds LS6 2NY
Training Room Quarry Mount Childrens Centre Quarry Street Leeds LS6 2JP
Portable building at Grafton School Craven Road Woodhouse Leeds LS6 2SN HWK 209
Portable building at the junction of Lovell Park Hill & Lovell Park Close Little London Leeds LS7 1DF
New Little London Community Centre Oatland Lane Leeds LS7 1SP
The Caring Together Walking Group held its 7th walk of the year yesterday. A local walk from Charring Cross in Little London to Meanwood Valley Farm via Buslingthorpe Lane.
During a recce of the walk on Tuesday, Walk Leader Ben took this wonderful picture below of a pig at the farm with her bonnivs. If anyone is interested in joining the Walking Group call John on 2430298. Most of the walks can be completed by people of a moderate fitness.
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place from 1st-7th June every year. Caring Together organises events annually to recognise the stellar work of our core volunteers without which so much of our service provision would either not take place or would be less effective.
This year we made plans to spend the afternoon Crown Green Bowling on Woodhouse Moor. However the weather put paid to our plans and so staff had to quickly make alternative arrangements. Lisa Argyle, the volunteer coordinator at Caring Together, arranged for our volunteers and staff team to meet at T.J.s on Woodhouse Street for a games afternoon. This was a great success and everyone enjoyed the afternoon.
Many thanks to the staff team, particularly Lisa and Valerie for taking the lead with this and a massive thank you once again to our loyal and dedicated volunteers.
Caring Together’s Men’ s Group recently went to the Fisherman Wife in Headingley for a meal. A few of us ordered the jumbo option. Big mistake. When the smaller plates came out and were large we wondered what was in store for us. Well, lets just say that some of the group were eating fish suppers for the next two nights.
Many thanks to Mark Howard who recently attended our Memoirs Group. Mark kindly volunteers his time for the Group once or twice a year, and has done for about 3 years now. He has proved a lovely addition to our yearly reminiscing schedule for the Memoirs Group offering a fun interactive take on sporting memories.
The One Stop Shop on Woodhouse Street has been collecting food items to be distributed to local residents that are in need. It contacted Caring Together to help with distributing this. On this occasion Caring Together agreed with the shop to donate this months proceeds to the local food bank at St Marks Church. Many thanks to Jeeta and Atash and all of the Bhadal family for this gesture and we hope top continue this relationship in the future.
Caring Together recently held a successful tea and cakes afternoon at Little London Community Centre. All present remarked on what an enjoyable afternoon it was. Many thanks to Headingley Methodist Church for the loan of their cups, saucers, side plates and cakes stands, to Tesco Express on Burley Rd for a generous selection of cakes that they donated and to Little London Primary School for supporting us too on the day.
A special mention to our volunteers and members for attending and supporting the day. In addition, aprons worn on the day were hand made by a volunteer, flowers/foliage were hand picked and arranged by a volunteer, vases to house them were recycled and decorated by volunteers and members, even some of the table cloths were from volunteers/members. All the prizes were donated by volunteers/members and the Mansion House, and one prize was made by a volunteer. Other decorations around the room were also made and arranged on the day by volunteers. Most of the cakes and buns were hand-made for the day and all the coffee, tea and sugar was donated too. A truly amazing effort.
Leeds Forward came and finished the shed on the Caring Together allotment yesterday. It now has doors!! Many thanks to them for this. This will make a great difference to the allotment team in helping to keep the plot tidy.