Are You Over 60?
Do you live in Woodhouse or Little London
(Or do you know anyone who is?)
Caring Together is a local Neighbourhood Network Scheme providing activities, advice and practical support to people over 60 in the Woodhouse and Little London area. We provide individual support, advice and lots of fun activities, groups, trips and outings
Caring Together is free to join and you can be involved as much or as little as you want, so you have nothing to lose and hopefully lots to gain!! And don’t forget you are never too old to be a volunteer!
So if you would like to be part of this fun and friendly local charity please contact us, or come and see us at a drop in session (see below)
Support, advice and guidance
CARING TOGETHER is a small registered charity with over 300 members. We offer advice, support and services to improve the quality of life for older people to enable them to live independently in their own homes. We are managed by a voluntary management committee, made up of local older people, a local councillor and professional people from business and education.
CARING TOGETHER employs 3 full time and 3 part time members of staff with grants from Adult Social Care, The Big Lottery, Tudor Trust, Henry Smith Charity and Lloyds TSB Foundation.
We also have a group of dedicated volunteers, who help with all aspects of our work, that also includes planning and organising local fundraising activities and community events.
WHAT DO WE DO
WE OFFER a wide range of services and activities specifically for older people living in their own homes.
ASSESSMENT VISITS/ONGOING SUPPORT.
These are carried out by Caring Together staff. It helps us to get to know you and discuss a plan of action if needed as well as a valuable tool for you to get to know us. Each member is asked what most concerns them, and also what would make their life more enjoyable. Once joined this can be a gateway to a whole host of activities and support options not just with us but other services in your area.
KEEP WELL, KEEP WARM.
WE CAN GIVE advice on home insulation and draught-proofing. We can also help with thermal bedding and other winter warmth items in the winter months.
WE CAN REFER you to the Fire Service for a fire safety check and fitting of free smoke alarms. WE CAN ALSO refer you to a service for the fitting of security locks, door chains etc.
SOCIAL & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
WE ORGANISE an annual party and day trips to places of interest. We also organise regular social groups and classes including exercise sessions, crafts, walking, singing, games, visits to the theatre, short outings a men’s and grandparents group and intergenerational work in local schools. Find out more
CARING TOGETHER has a small team of volunteers who can come and see you on a regular basis and, in some cases, assist housebound people to get out and about. The opportunity to be a friendly visitor is also an option, find out more about being a Caring Together here
WE CAN arrange a benefits check and provide advice on entitlement to benefits such as Attendance Allowance, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax.
WINTER SUPPORT VISITS
WE OFFER this to our oldest members, 80years+
WORK WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS.
CARING TOGETHER work in close partnership with a variety of other organisations. We can help you to look at the options and find a service that can assist you