‘Every Day First Aid’

Caring Together and British Red Cross welcomed members and volunteers to ‘Every Day First Aid’ training this afternoon at Harrison and Potter Homes in Little London. As usual this session was well attended.

A message from the British Red Cross

The British Red Cross knows that everyone can learn a few simple first aid skills that could help someone if things suddenly went wrong. We also know that, most of the time, the person you’ll end up helping will be a friend or family member. It doesn’t matter how young or old, or how able you think you are, everyone can learn to do something to help an ill or injured person.



We sampled something new and creative this week. We tried our hand at Pixilation. This is a stop motion technique where real people are filmed in a way that makes them look as though they are moving in a animated way. This involved us working together to take pictures, direct, and repeatedly pose while a picture was taken, and then changing a pose slightly before the next frame, which enabled us to create two of our very own short animated films. We had a preview at the end, and look forward to sharing these with you soon.

Leeds Credit Union

What is a Credit Union and why should you join?

Leeds City Credit Union is a financial cooperative with 37,000 members that provides straightforward, affordable financial services.

As a mutual there are no shareholders. Credit unions are owned by the people who use their services, and not by external shareholders or investors. So the emphasis is always on providing the best service to members – not maximising profits.

The credit union prides itself on providing members with the most appropriate services based on their circumstances.

Plus, they can be a welcome alternative to payday loans or doorstep lending.

Becoming a member is free and easy to do either online or in one of four branches in Leeds or Wakefield.

Anyone who lives or works in Leeds, Wakefield, Harrogate or Craven or anyone who works for one of our Select Employers, is a resident of certain Housing Associations or people who may be associated with some of our Other Partners are able to join.

To download an application form, click here

For terms and conditions click here

Leeds City Credit Union is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

Leeds City Credit Union is a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme established under The Financial Services and Markets Act 2002. In respect of deposits with a UK office, payments under the scheme are limited to 100% of the first £85,000. This may be subject to change please visit www.fscs.org.uk for the latest details.

‘Are we there yet?’ Week 2


‘Are we there yet?’ Women reflecting on women, the heritage project with Skippko, which has attracted much attention from Caring Together members, entered it’s second week last Thursday. If you are interested in finding out more about this project phone Lisa on:

0113 2430298

The venue is a city Centre location:

Yorkshire House, Greek St, Leeds LS1 5SH

Let us know if you are thinking of attending.

Map of Yorkshire House, 26 E Parade, Leeds LS1 5BW

Little London Community Day

Caring Together were involved again this year in the organising of Little London Community Day which took place last Saturday. Once again this was a truly community event, well attended with good humour and a really fantastic spirit throughout. Many thanks to all of our volunteers who helped out in preparing for our Tombola, soft toys and Hook-a-bag stalls and to those who assisted on the day.

Despite the weather predictions the sun held throughout the day which always helps.

This day has become a regular event and seems to have settled into its relaxed and informal format and is a credit to all involved.

Saving Energy/Saving Pounds

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Groundwork’s GREEN DOCTOR service will be visiting the Wednesday Group on the 31st July

Energy bills are the number one financial concern for households – but 63% of us think there’s nothing we can do about them. At the same time fuel bills are rising. UK homes are among the least energy efficient in Europe and we have one of the highest rates of fuel poverty.

Groundwork’s GREEN DOCTOR service is a practical solution, helping people to take control and to reduce their environmental impact at the same time. The service provides home visits and 1-2-1 advice which can help you use less energy, keep warm and save money!

The Green Doctor service is FREE of charge subject to eligibility criteria.


The Green Doctor home visits usually takes about an hour and provide support as well as installing small energy efficiency measures. See below for more details.

GREEN DOCTORS  provide support, information and advice on:

  • Switching suppliers
  • Applying for the Warm Homes Discount
  • Grants for insulation and central heating
  • Energy bills and fuel debt
  • Behavioural changes to reduce costs
  • Managing heating control

GREEN DOCTORS can also install simple energy-saving measures including:

  • Energy-efficient light bulbs
  • Draught excluders
  • Reflective radiator panels
  • Pipe lagging
  • Hot water tank jackets
  • Water saving devices


Lunch and a stroll in the Golden Acre


Caring Together were out in Golden Acre Park on Monday for one of our series of small local trips. The weather was kind to us and we were able to sit outside the cafe enjoying the sunshine and having leisurely strolls around the park. If you, or anyone that you know, are interested in learning more about what we offer then give us a call on 0113 2430298.


Woman of substance

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Caring Together visited the Central Library for the 1st session of the collaborative project with Skippko: Are we there yet? Women reflecting on women. This looks like being an excellent and informative initiative. The session looked at the history of local women, in this case, Mary Gawthorpe, an English  suffragette, socialist, trade unionist, editor, and of course a local Woodhouse woman.