Make A Will month 2015

Local solicitors are donating their time and expertise to write wills for Age UK Leeds supporters.

All you have to do is contact a solicitor from the list to make an appointment between 4th and 29th May 2015.

  • Please say you are calling about Age UK Leeds ‘Make a Will’ month.
  • All we ask is that you make a suggested donation of £60 per person or £100 per couple.
  • This offer covers straight forward wills and does not include home visits.
  • Click here to download the Will month leaflet 2015


Please contact one of the solicitors to make an appointment.

List of participating solicitors:

Katherine Jordan

Blacks Solicitors LLP

0113 207 0000


Tom Morrish

Morrish Solicitors LLP

033 3344 9609


Andrew Milburn

Levi Solicitors

0113 244 9931


Lealfets are also available at the Age UK Leeds Office on Mark Lane, Leeds, LS2 8JA

The Fashionable Lounge

Enjoying a cuppa at the Fashionable Lounge

Enjoying a cuppa at the Fashionable Lounge

A number of our members, along with other older people from across Leeds attend ‘The Fashionable Lounge’ at Leeds City Varieties.

An art, history and social group for older people, based at the world-famous City Varieties in Leeds.

Come along to explore the history of this beautiful music hall, look at some of our old photographs and programmes, share stories of the venue’s past and meet new people. All in the comfort of the beautiful Circle Bar.

Each week will explore a different area of the building’s history.  Perhaps listening to some recordings of favourite songs, exploring pantomime programmes or discovering some of the weird and wonderful acts that have trod the boards!

Some sessions will work with a  visiting artist to try a new skill relating to the music hall, perhaps singing, costume design, archive research or photography.

The group meet in the Circle Bar at City Varieties on the second Thursday of the month from 2pm-4pm. There is a suggested donation of £2 per session, including a hot drink and biscuits.

If you find public transport difficult, we are able to provide assisted transport from your home to City Varieties, with Leeds Alternative Transport.  To help us cover the cost of this service, we charge £1 per return journey.  If you would like to make use of this service, please let us know.

If you would like more information or to join the group, please contact Catherine Hayward on 0113 391 7783 or email


Your poo can save you!

The NHS in Lpoo-campaign-large-800x634eeds, along with Leeds City Council, have launched a campaign to raise awareness of bowel cancer and how important it is for people to complete and return their bowel cancer screening kit.

In Leeds the testing kit is posted out to people aged between 60 and 69. Completing and returning your testing kit could save your life as it gives us the chance to detect the disease in its early stages.

Things that increase your risk of getting bowel cancer include:

  • Age:Around 72% of people diagnosed with bowel cancer are over 65
  • Diet:A diet high in fibre and low in saturated fat could reduce your bowel cancer risk, a diet high in red or processed meats can increase your risk
  • Healthy Weight:Leaner people are less likely to develop bowel cancer than obese people
  • Exercise:Being inactive increases the risk of getting bowel cancer
  • Alcohol & Smoking:High alcohol intake and smoking may increase your chances of getting bowel cancer
  • Family history and inherited conditions:Having a close relative with bowel cancer puts you at much greater risk of developing the disease.
  • Related Conditions:having certain bowel conditions can put you more at risk of getting bowel cancer

Volunteers in Action

2015-04-09 12.29.16Our volunteers have been hard at work this morning putting our Spring Newsletter into envelopes ready for posting/giving out to our members and supporters.

Some volunteers will be hand delivering some of them too to help us save on postage costs, some will be given out in groups and lastly some will go in the post or via email.  Whatever the method of getting to you, it should be with you very soon.  Thanks to the sterling efforts of Caring Together’s volunteers.

If you can’t wait that long to read it then you can see it now by clicking the link above!

And what a swell party it was……..

SAM_1813A big thank you to everyone who attended our 20th birthday party and an even bigger thank you to all those who worked so hard and gave us their time and skills to make it such a lovely day.

Have a look at this piece by Oliver Cross who writes about it much more eloquently than we can!!Caring-Together/cour/551cf0b60cf21e26bac9a300

…..and a Hello and Welcome


As Cherril leaves, our new Manager, John O Dwyer will be joining us.  John brings with him lots of experience of working in the voluntary sector and with older people.


And we are sure he will have lots of new ideas to help Caring Together face the future challenges and develop the work with older people in Woodhouse & Little London.


We want to say a very big welcome to John – We look forward to working with you!