There are 74,000 unpaid carers in Leeds. If you look after a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or ill due to physical or mental health, you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself as one.
Caring Costs unpaid carers in many ways, from carers’ wellbeing and ability to access health services, to costs to their finances and employment options, to the current cost of living crisis which is being felt even more acutely by carers throughout the UK.
Find out about the emotional, practical and financial support available to you. https://www.carersleeds.org.uk/
Caring Together, in partnership with Leeds Older Peoples Forum are pleased to be able to offer to members an invite to a Let’s Talk Transport Event
This will be held on Monday 28th November and will involve a Visit via electric bus to the White Rose Shopping Centre:
Pick up will be from Charing Cross in Woodhouse at approx… 10am, arriving at the White Rose at approx… 10.30am. The return journey will start at approx… 1.30pm.
The bus can accommodate one stationary wheelchair and multiple fold up chairs with passengers seated on seats.
There are spaces available for 9 more people. These are likely to be taken up very quickly so contact us soon if you are interested.
Visit to consist of:
- Free lunch of Fish & Chips from Graveleys
- William Merrit to provide mobility equipment to travel through the centre.
- Visit Shopability store and White Rose representative to discuss facilities and available support whilst shopping at White Rose
- Brandon to represent First Bus and say a few words around customer experience
- Return back to the bus with a demonstration of how an electric wheelchair or type 2 mobility scooter can safely board a bus.
NOTE: This is not a shopping trip and staff will be unavailable to attend on the day.
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• Winter fuel payments – to those who were at state pension age on 26th September 2022. This year it will include an extra £300, so the total payment will be either £500 or £600 per household. You will get this automatically into the same bank account as your pension and they should mostly be paid in November or December. If you are eligible and have not received the payment by 13th January 2023 you can contact the Winter Fuel Payment Centre on 0800 731 0160
• The second instalment of the cost of living payment is due to be paid between now and 23rd November. This payment is £324 and is paid to people receiving Pension Credit, Universal Credit, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Income Support. It will be paid automatically. For people receiving only Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit the payment will be a bit later and will start from 23rd November.You must have been entitled to the benefit on at least one day in the qualifying period – 26th August -25th September 2022.