‘Write a Letter, Transform a Life’

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The University of Leeds, the ‘From Me to You’ Project and Caring together are bringing together students, older people and members of the public to this interactive letter-writing workshop that will offer attendees a space in which to write a letter to someone in need be that somebody they know or one of our contacts at a local care home or hospital.

Our workshop will explore how the way in which we communicate with one another has changed across the generations. Prompters will be provided, along with stationery and stamps.

Where: Main Hall of Woodhouse Community Centre

When: Friday 20th October – 10am – 12pm

Please call Lisa Argyle 0113 2430298 to book a place – refreshments provided

A walk in the park

For many years Caring Together has organised a sponsored stroll involving our members and supporters on Woodhouse Moor. This year, Delph View and Craven Rd, part of Aspire Community Benefit Society, made a decision to support Caring Together, allowing us to use their residential base to welcome the walkers and for refreshments afterwards. Indeed Delph View and Craven Rd staff and residents not only participated in the walk on Saturday but provided tea, coffee, refreshments and a cake stall to raise additional funds for us. A stall selling bric-a-brac was also organised.

Over 40 people participated in the sponsored walk. While the afternoon was wet at the start and end of the walk the sun shone for the vast majority of the stroll. All in all it was a great and enjoyable day and a great example of local partnerships in practice.

Many thanks to Caring Together members and supporters for once again supporting Caring Together and a special thanks to Sam and all of the staff and residents of both Delph View and Craven Rd. More pictures to follow later in the week.

West Yorkshire Senior Travel Pass

A five-day day inclusive break for two in Scotland is up for grabs to anyone who renews their Senior transport pass or applies for a new one online at between now and Thursday 30 November.

Coach travel, four nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast at the Claymore Hotel on the banks of Loch Long; excursions, evening entertainment and complimentary drinks are included in the prize draw.

To make it easier for people to order new Passes or renew their existing ones, West Yorkshire Combined Authority has introduced online applications. Online Pass renewals can be carried out up to three months before the expiry date.

To apply or renew online people should visit the Metro website (new tab) , select Senior Pass and follow the instructions. People will need to create a new account as we have moved to a new improved ordering system.

People renewing will need their existing Senior Pass number. 

If any Caring Together member requires help in following this process then call the office on 0113 2430298 and:

  • If you have your own device we can arrange for you to attend the computer group to complete the form there

or

  • You can visit the office at a prearranged time and we can help you complete the form on our computers.