‘Every Day First Aid’ training with the British Red Cross


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Caring Together and the British Red Cross warmly invite you to their training in:

‘Every Day First Aid’

Would you like to know what to do in a First Aid Emergency? British Red Cross can help to refresh your skills, as well as help you to learn some simple new ones that could save a life.

On Monday 22nd July 2019 at 11am


Venue: Call for details

 It is open to all abilities. Even if you just come along to gain some information, this too is more than OK, we would love to see you there. Refreshments included.

Places are limited so please call to book a place. Contact Lisa Argyle at Caring Together, Tel: 0113 2430298 or 

email: lisa@caringtogether.org.uk

‘Live Well in Later Life’


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The ‘Live Well in Later Life’ course hosted  by IAPT as below:

Course: ‘Live Well in Later Life’

Hosted by IAPT: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

Dates: Wednesday 17th July 2019 for 6 weeks

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: In between Woodhouse and Little London (confirmation on booking)

Cost: free

For: anyone in Leeds 50 years and above

The course is being run by Leeds IAPT, and is aimed at supporting adults 50 and above to maintain their well-being in later life. It is some time for you!

It runs for 6 sessions and looks at how life events could start to change our outlook, which can affect us physically, what we do day to day and our thinking.  The sessions look at techniques to improve sleep, get back to doing what we enjoy, tackle worries, problem solving and other well-being information. We will also have our employment advisers deliver a session on working in later life covering a range of topics. This course is primarily aimed at people aged 50+, however anyone who feels that they would benefit from a course aimed at older adults is welcome to book a place.

To book a place please either call Community Links IAPT Service on:

0113 200 9188 or

online at https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/iapt/home/. 

Or call the Caring Together offices directly, if you wish, on: Tel: 0113 243 0298

Exercise-Can Caring Together help?

Caring Together members have lots of opportunities for exercise. We are constantly updating our repertoire of activities in this area. These are a sample of what we have organised at present.

Tuesday 2pm – 3pm – Gentle Chair-based/Standing Exercise – Main Hall, Woodhouse Community Centre, LS6
Wednesday –  Local Walks – call to find out times and meeting points
Wednesday – Dance On Project in partnership with Yorkshire Dance 10.30am – 11.30am – 3rd Floor, Yorkshire House, Greek Street LS1
Wednesday 2pm – 3pm – Gentle Chair-based/Standing Exercise-Main Hall, Little London Community Centre, LS7
Thursday 2.30pm – 3.30pm 6 weeks Gentle Chair Based YOGA- Commencing 25th July 2019-Main Hall, Little London Community Centre LS7
Friday 10am-11am – Gentle Chair-based/Standing Exercise – Main Hall, Woodhouse Community Centre, LS6

Occasionally there are changes to these schedules to accommodate trips etc so it is advised to phone in advance should you be interested in attending.

M&S Archive Visit

Our links with the M&S Archive continued with a recent visit by them to Caring Together. These visits are always popular and this was no exception.

The Marks in Time Exhibition at the M&S Company Archive celebrates the role that Marks & Spencer has played in peoples’ lives for over 130 years. Here, you can explore the development and impact M&S has had on the social history of Britain. From boardroom battles to staff welfare, from puddings to pants, the exhibition explores how M&S has led the way in innovation, quality and service.

Leeds Volunteering Fair

Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) and the Leeds Volunteer Managers’ Network held a Volunteer Recruitment Fair last Tuesday, 25 June, at The Event Space in Kirkgate Market.

The event was open to members of the public, to drop-in and find out more about volunteering, meet the organisations recruiting volunteers and find out about the hundreds of roles available across the city.
Over 60 organisations looking to recruit volunteers in Leeds were exhibiting at the fair, with stalls, information and people to talk to.
Caring Together were there with our own stall looked after by our own volunteer coordinator, Lisa,  a student on a work placement,  and volunteers Ben and Myrna.

‘Women Reflecting on Women’

There was a good turnout from Caring Together at last weeks introductory event for the year long heritage project: ‘Women Reflecting on Women, are we there yet?

During 2019 Skippko artists will be working in communities to research and gather the stories of lesser known women who were involved in the fight for suffrage at the turn of the 20th century.

Participants from 13 different community groups, of which Caring Together are one, will learn about Leeds working class women, before exploring their own heritage stories.