Looking Forward-Reflecting Back

”Best wishes for 2018 from all at Caring Together”

(Picture courtesy of Ben Anson-Caring Together member)

It is at this time of year that we often reflect on the year that has passed. We decided to have a short review of the Caring Together Year, and what a year it was. Have a look at the images below. This is only a small reflection of the work that we do. A large percentage of which is of course unseen. We are proud of the work that we do here at Caring Together and are pleased to be able to showcase our achievements. Of course, only a fraction of our work would be possible without the involvement of our volunteers of whom we have had over 140 this year, and in particular our loyal band of local volunteers. Allied to this, the links that we have with other local organisations, and the universities, have enabled us to reach more people and participate in much more projects than would otherwise have been possible. A big thanks to all of you.

  • ...and the winner is!
    ...and the winner is!
  • Pre-Carnival
    Pre-Carnival
  • LUUMIC Volunteers
    LUUMIC Volunteers
  • Enjoying the links with staff and parents of Little London Primary School
    Enjoying the links with staff and parents of Little London Primary School
  • Being Creative
    Being Creative
  • Hyde Park Source and Leeds Forward helping out at the Allotment.
    Hyde Park Source and Leeds Forward helping out at the Allotment.
  • CLASSS (Community Leeds After School Study Support) Project.
    CLASSS (Community Leeds After School Study Support) Project.
  • Carnival Day
    Carnival Day
  • Unassisted Trip
    Unassisted Trip
  • ...and the team.
    ...and the team.
  • Mid-Weekers Meal Out
    Mid-Weekers Meal Out
  • Unassisted Bridlington Trip
    Unassisted Bridlington Trip
  • Valentines Craft Afternoon
    Valentines Craft Afternoon
  • Mid-Weekers Games Afternoon
    Mid-Weekers Games Afternoon
  • Leeds Benevolent Society for Single Ladies Christmas Lunch
    Leeds Benevolent Society for Single Ladies Christmas Lunch
  • Ashley, our finance worker, 10k run for Caring Together
    Ashley, our finance worker, 10k run for Caring Together
  • Preparing Christmas Hampers
    Preparing Christmas Hampers
  • Sponsored Stroll with Delph View
    Sponsored Stroll with Delph View
  • Volunteers Games Afternoon
    Volunteers Games Afternoon
  • Write Back Project
    Write Back Project
  • Wheelchair Training
    Wheelchair Training
  • Safer Project
    Safer Project
  • Walking Group
    Walking Group
  • Sporting Memories
    Sporting Memories
  • Annual Party
    Annual Party
  • Annual Party
    Annual Party
  • SKIPKKO Retrospective
    SKIPKKO Retrospective
  • Notre Dame Christmas Party
    Notre Dame Christmas Party
  • Remembrance Project
    Remembrance Project
  • M & S Archives
    M & S Archives
  • Morgan City Living Fundraising for CT on Christmas Jumper Day
    Morgan City Living Fundraising for CT on Christmas Jumper Day
  • Little London Community Day
    Little London Community Day
  • Caring Together and Age UK IT Sessions
    Caring Together and Age UK IT Sessions
  • Erecting the Allotment shed with local students
    Erecting the Allotment shed with local students
  • AGM
    AGM
  • 1st Aid Awareness Session
    1st Aid Awareness Session
  • Annual Party
    Annual Party
  • Assisted Shopping Trip
    Assisted Shopping Trip
  • Carol Service at St Mark's
    Carol Service at St Mark's
  • Group Meal Out
    Group Meal Out
  • Cinema Group at the CT Lounge
    Cinema Group at the CT Lounge
  • Singing Group with LUUMIC
    Singing Group with LUUMIC
  • Unity Day
    Unity Day
  • Visit to St Mark's Church
    Visit to St Mark's Church
  • On the Carnival Parade
    On the Carnival Parade
  • Assisted Bridlington Trip
    Assisted Bridlington Trip
  • Preparing for Carnival
    Preparing for Carnival
  • Men's Group Meal
    Men's Group Meal
  • Springtime Tea
    Springtime Tea
  • Leeds University Party
    Leeds University Party
  • Ukulele Session with LUUMIC
    Ukulele Session with LUUMIC
  • Social Evening at APNA Day Centre
    Social Evening at APNA Day Centre
  • Zurich Challenge Volunteers
    Zurich Challenge Volunteers
  • Wordsworth Project
    Wordsworth Project
  • History Pin Project
    History Pin Project

Christmas Greetings From All At Caring Together

Caring Together in Woodhouse and Little London would like to offer our very best wishes for Christmas 2017 to our members, supporters, volunteers and to those who have helped to fund us over the past year. Enjoy yourself, keep safe, and we will see you all in the New Year. The Caring Together offices will be closed from 4pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. If anyone requires urgent help during this period please contact Adult Social Care on 0113 2224401, or in an emergency, outside of their office hours, the Adults and Health Emergency Duty Team on 07712 106378.

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A big thanks to Morgan City Living

Morgan City Living kindly agreed to adopt Caring Together as the recipient of monies raised at their Christmas Jumper Fundraiser. The amount raised was £451.52 and it looks like they had some good fun in raising it. This is greatly appreciated by Caring Together. Many thanks to all who participated in and contributed to this. Morgan City Living can be assured  that the amount raised will be put to good use in providing services to older people in Woodhouse and Little London. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all there from all here at Caring Together.


 

Carol Service at St Mark’s

Caring Together were invited to St Mark’s Church in Woodhouse yesterday evening to take part in their Carol Service. Staff and volunteers were treated to the excellent St Mark’s Community Choir and were made very welcome. Afterwards Turkey ‘baps’ and mulled wine were passed around for everyone. A wonderful evening, and the perfect occasion to get everyone in the Christmas mood.

Making our own!

The Wednesday and Friday Groups at Caring Together decided to have a couple of sessions making their own decorations for the Christmas Festivities. Everyone agreed that it is nice to have some original pieces of home made craft alongside the shop bought glitz. (and also gave us the opportunity of using up some of the craft materials accumulated over the years).

 

 

More from the Singing Project

As promised, we said that we were going to post some more images of the 6 weeks collaboration with the  LUUMIC Society at Leeds University. This was a massive success and definitely something that we would like to do again in the future. Singing as part of a group is more than just a bit of fun. It’s been scientifically proven that it is good for your health: from getting more oxygen into the blood, to increasing the flow of feelgood hormones and improving mental health. More of this we say.

Letters Across the Ages

CLASSS (Community Leeds After School Study Support) a small charity working with children aged 6 – 8 years are, as we have posted here before, part of a new partnership with Caring Together in which some of our members and staff correspond with children once every half term. The latest batch of highly ornate and decorated letters arrived yesterday and once again brought smiles to our faces.

 

Christmas Cheer with the Students and Staff of Notre Dame

Once again Caring Together were invited by Notre Dame for their annual Christmas Party for older people in the local area. As usual, the entertainment was first class, and the reception and service by the students was exemplary. From the teachers choir to the individual performances and duets of the students, those present were treated to a wonderful afternoon of talent on display. Many thanks to the staff and students involved in organising this and we wish them the very best for the Christmas festivities and the New Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assisted Shopping

Caring Together , as we do every year, organised an assisted shopping trip yesterday for those members who require a little extra assistance. As always, this was only possible with the help of our volunteers, who provided one to one support. Many thanks for their help. It was a cold and blustery day but this did not stop everyone enjoying the trip. If any members have any ideas regarding similar assisted outings in the future, please let us know.