Insect Hotel at Woodhouse

It was lovely to see this amazing insect hotel in the garden at Woodhouse Community Centre. It was created by the Inkwell gardening group using lots of natural and found materials, this insect hotel is the perfect home for all our beautiful bugs and perfect pollinators!

The gardening group meet on Thursday mornings 10am – 11.30am – new members welcome

Little Amal walks in Leeds for World Refugee Day

Monday 20th June – 6pm – 8pm Briggate and Millenium Square


After spending the day in Bradford, Amal will pop up on Briggate around 6pm, and walk through the city to Millennium Square arriving there about 8pm. With music, performances and activities along the way if you join her on her journey.

A little girl on a BIG journey, Little Amal is the giant puppet at the heart of ‘The Walk’. Since July 2021 she has travelled over 8,000km in support of refugees.

The 3.5 metre-tall living artwork of a young Syrian refugee child has walked across Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine to focus attention on the urgent needs of young refugees.

One year on from leaving her home in Syria, Amal will walk again in the UK this June during #RefugeeWeek.

Between 19-27 June she will visit 10 towns and cities across England meeting friends old and new, sharing her message of resilience and hope with anyone who has been forced to leave their homes.

Deadline for Leeds Council Tax/Energy Rebates

Friday 24th June – 5pm

Help us to help you – that’s the message from Leeds City Council to people in Leeds who have yet to make their application for a council tax rebate payment.

All households in Council Tax Band A-D have been entitled to a £150 payment as part of the Government’s response to rising energy bills.

This applies even if you do not pay council tax because of receiving full council tax support (benefit) or are exempt for another reason.

All who pay council tax by direct debit should have automatically received this payment into their bank accounts

Those who do not pay by direct debit (including those who do not pay at all) have been able to claim via an online form since 4th April. But latest figures show that around two-thirds of Leeds’s 120,000 non-direct debit households have not yet applied.

The claim form can be found here:£150-council-tax-rebate. Staff at the council’s community hubs can help you with this process if you need it.

Also, here at Caring Together, we have been helping lots of our members to complete these applications and you can contact us if you haven’t applied yet and need some help.

Later in the year the council does plan to issue vouchers or a credit to council tax bills for those who have not received the rebate but crucially, those who proactively apply before 5pm on June 24 will get their rebate more quickly.

Litter Free Leeds

Leeds Goes Purple


Friday 10th June – Sunday 12th June

Have you seen those purple bin bags dotted around your area?

If you didn’t know, they’re being filled up by local people who are doing litter picks in your area as part of Litter Free Leeds.

We all know litter is an eyesore and can be a danger to wildlife and pets. Each year 60,000 bags of litter are collected in Leeds by people ranging from individuals, families doing a quick pick as part of a day out or dog walk, to organised groups and even businesses wanting to do something to make a difference in their area.

Litter Free Leeds is organising a ‘Leeds Goes Purple’ weekend starting today and running until Sunday 12th June to celebrate the contributions being made across the city and to spread the news to anyone who wants to join in and do their bit in and around their local communities.

If you want to join in, contact your local group – Woodhouse Womblers – to get your purple bags.

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Caring Together

We had a beautiful morning last week to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. We also had a few weeks to prepare prior to our celebrations where some of us came together and unleashed our creative sides to make some decorations for the window and inside too. We even had some knitted and crocheted bunting made. We hope you liked them.

On the day we had some wonderful home made scones, buns, and a trifle for all (that took some making, but well worth it…….we loved it!). Some of our members and Morrisons donated our prizes for the event. That included the jam and clotted cream! Some members also donated the purple platinum jubilee bags, sweets, and the queens shortbread (and the tins). These all went together for the bags everyone got to take away; so kind and thoughtful and welcomed by all. Our tables; donated from housing, were kindly decorated with flowers from our allotment. The office looked pretty impressive.

A HUGE Thank you to everyone for making it extra special, to those joining us on the day, helping prior to, and on the day.