Keeping Safe

We had a Keeping Safer Review session at the Wednesday group last week with Jo from the Safer Team, West Yorkshire Trading Standards

The SAFER project is a community protection and empowerment programme, supporting older adults (55+) in West Yorkshire.

The project aims to provide residents with the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect themselves against Doorstep Crime and Scams, helping them to feel safer in their own homes.

The group played an interactive game of bingo offering them time to reflect on previous sessions around safety measures and scams to look out for, with prizes!

Welcome back all Leeds students

A big welcome back to all old and new students of our Leeds Universities and colleges. Caring Together has always striven to maintain and develop links with local educational institutions to our mutual benefit. We look forward to working in partnership with some of you again this year.

This is a short film from our archives that was produced some years ago with students at Leeds Beckett (then Leeds Met),  as part of a feelgood day, highlighting how students can get involved in their local communities.

If you would like to have a chat to discuss how you can become involved with Caring Together contact us on 0113 2430298 or at and we can explain the wide range of opportunities available.

Best wishes for the year ahead.

Caring Together AGM

Caring Together held its AGM on Friday 22nd September at Little London Community Centre.  It was a great opportunity to showcase the work done over the past year and offer thanks to our staff, trustees, volunteers and members  for their stellar efforts in maintaining the tradition of offering a wide range of social and support services in an imaginative and creative way.

We were also able to show our gratitude to those who have shown faith in us and funded our work over the past year.

In the forefront of our message this year was also the centrality of joint work with other organisations and groups within the areas that we serve and the importance of further developing these community connections.


Protecting yourself against flu

A lot of people can get a free flu jab from their GP, either because they are more at risk of very serious effects of flu, or because they are more likely to spread the virus.

If you have one of the following conditions whatever your age then you are eligible for a free flu jab:

  • a heart problem
  • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis or emphysema
  • kidney disease
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • liver disease
  • you have had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • diabetes
  • a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
  • a problem with their spleen

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New ‘Leeds Adult Learning’ website

New ‘Leeds Adult Learning’ website makes discovering learning opportunities simple

Leeds City Council has launched an innovative new website which makes it easy for adults to find enjoyable courses in and around their local area.

The Leeds Adult Learning website ( provides an easy way to discover information on hundreds of courses across the city that are open to all adults over the age of 19.

Whether you’re interested in basic computer and smartphone skills, confidence building, cooking, gardening, sewing, child care, creative crafts, art, English, job search skills, maths or English as a Second Language (ESOL) there are a wide range of courses to choose from.

To help learners find their way to course venues, the Leeds Adult Learning website even has an integrated journey planner with bus routes and maps to identify the best and easiest way to travel.

6,500 adults took part in more than 1,200 adult learning courses at community venues across the city last year.

The new website marks the first time that information from dozens of different course providers can be found in a single place.

Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive member for employment, enterprise and opportunity said:

“Adult Learning courses are a great way for people of all backgrounds and life experiences to acquire new skills, meet new people and have fun whilst learning.

“With many learners progressing into work or undertaking further study to gain qualifications, we are always trying to find new and innovative ways in which more people can benefit.

“It is fantastic news that the new Leeds Adult Learning website has now been launched to make it even easier for people to find out more about the range of courses that are available across the city.”

More from the Sponsored Stroll

More pictures from last Saturdays Sponsored Stroll. It was not only the residents and staff of Delph View and Craven Rd who helped out and participated on the day but family members also. A special thanks to them.