Phew…. It must be Christmas!

Created with Nokia Smart CamIt’s been frantic at Caring Together in the weeks and days leading up to Christmas (as always).  Group Christmas outings, calendars, hampers, winter support visits and the thermals and bedding flying out to older people in Woodhouse and Little London make it the busiest time of year!

But now it’s Christmas Eve and Caring Together is closed until January 2nd 2015.  We hope you have a very happy and healthy Christmas.

If you do need some help with anything over the holidays, take a look at this  useful numbers list and hopefully one of them will be , well, useful.

Happy Holidays and see you in 2015!!

Zurich help us to spread Christmas Cheer

hamper and calendarsA big big thank you to the staff at Zurich Insurance company who collected food to make up 20 lovely Christmas hampers for us.

The hampers are being distributed to our 20 oldest members and are part of our winter support visits

We are very grateful to Zurich for these wonderful gifts at this special time of year

Morgans City Living sing to support Caring Together

The midweeker sxmas  meal 2013 013 (1) Headingley-based lettings business is inviting local people to join them for an afternoon of Christmas carols in order to raise money for Caring Together, a charity that supports older people in Woodhouse and Little London.

Morgans will host the event in its offices at 75 Otley Road, opposite the Arndale Centre on Sunday 21st December. Staff, clients, family and friends will gather at 4.30pm to sing carols and enjoy food and mulled wine from local cafe and deli Sebby’s.

Managing Director of Morgans Jonathan Morgan says: “We would love to see members of the local community join us on this very special occasion to celebrate Christmas together with a fun filled sing-along. Our business is a real part of the fabric of Headingley, having operated here for 16 years, and since we moved into our new offices almost three years ago we have established an ongoing calendar of successful events and fund-raising activities that are always well-received.”

Morgans recently donated £800 to Caring Together, which enabled the charity to buy thermal clothing for older people. Jonathan adds: “Caring Together does a superb job supporting over 300 members of the local community by running fun activities, trips and outings, and providing advice and practical support to anyone aged over 60. It’s a local Neighbourhood Network Scheme that’s free to join and is run by a small dedicated team and lots of volunteers so we are delighted to offer our support to them anyway we can.”

Head of Morgans’ North Leeds Office Debbie Bull says: “We will be serving hot drinks, mince pies and ginger bread men and singing a wide range of festive songs from 4.30pm – 6.30pm and would be delighted to see local people who want to join in the fund-raising fun.”

Anyone wanting to attend the event should contact Debbie on 0113 2179090 or visit

Sporting Memories put our Memoirs Group in the news!

sporting memoriesCaring Together’s Memoirs Group have been taking part in the Sporting Memories project recently and this week they have appeared in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“THAT FEELING when Geoff Hurst’s hat trick helped secure victory for England in the 1966 World Cup, the pride when Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile or even the excitement when Leeds won the 1957 cup final at Wembley.

Unlocking sporting memories has become a powerful tool to help tackle loneliness, depression and dementia among older people across Yorkshire…………………”  To read the rest of the article click here