Dance On – Starts next week!!

Our Dance On sessions start next week  With tutor Ella from Yorkshire Dance. Movement to Music. A fun way to get moving, socialise and have a laugh. 55 upwards, all abilities – we will ensure the moves match your mobility and ability.

Dance On Classes are 10.30am to 11.30am.
Yorkshire House, Greek Street, LS1 5SH from Wednesday 24th April.

Call Ella or Adie at Yorkshire Dance on 0113 2439867 or Caring Together on 0113 2430298 if you want to know more – or just turn up you will be very welcome!

Members/Volunteers Spring into Action for our Spring Newsletter

Our Spring 2017  Newsletter went out to our members and supporters last week.  Lots of useful information and details of some of the things coming up at Caring Together in the near future.

We send this by email to many of our supporters but most of our members like to get the paper copy, which as you can imagine is a lot of newsletters!!

As always our Caring Together members and volunteers came to the rescue.  First we had a small team in the office sticking on labels and packing envelopes and then we had an amazing team effort to get the newsletters out to older people in the area.  From delivering batches to a specific area or just dropping off a couple to neighbours it all added up to over 250 newsletters being either hand delivered or passed on in groups.

This saved Caring Together almost £140 in postage costs!!

So thank you to each and every one of you – you were amazing (and we hope no-one got caught in the rain)

You can see all our most recent newsletters here

OPAL – New Community Centre Open Day – Saturday 25th February

Our friends at OPAL (a scheme similar to Caring Together supporting older people in the Leeds 16 area) have been working very hard on renovating their new building and they are having an Open Day.

OPAL say, ‘Come along this Saturday 25th February​ 11am till 3pm to find out what’s happening at the Welcome In Community Centre.

We’re very lucky to have Brett Delaney & Keith Galloway from Leeds Rhinos visiting from 12 till 1pm and Ronnie the Rhino from 12 till 2pm.

There will be tea, coffee & cake plus face painting, craft and other stalls’

A lovely Community Lunch at the Community Cafe

SAM_2315Wednesday is Community Cafe day at Little London Community Centre and some of our members joined us there for a nice lunch and a chat.

The cafe is open every Wednesday 12noon to 1pm and you can get a very nice and very cheap meal.

Caring Together’s ‘Eating Together’ group meet there once a month – on the second Wednesday of the month.  If you would like to join us, the next time we will be there is Wednesday 9th December.  Just come along if you wish or give us a ring so we know to look out for you!

Cash machine scam – warning to be vigilant

West Yorkshire Police are asking residents of Headingley and Hyde Park to be vigilant when the withdrawing cash from local ATM machines. Four camera devices have been found in the past few weeks attached to ATM machines in these  areas. These carefully disguised devices are fixed above the cash machines and video record users inputting codes into the machine through a pin hole camera. This information is later used to defraud the customer. West Yorkshire Police are investigating these incidents and ask for any suspicious devices or behaviour around cash machines to be reported to us immediately.

University PC Mark Bottomley gives the following advice:

Always cover the keypad when entering your PIN with your hand.

If you notice anything unusual, odd or different about the machine or there are signs of tampering; do not use it, report it to the bank immediately and don’t let others use the machine.

If your cash or cards get trapped within the machine, report it to the bank immediately.

Stand close to the machine to avoid prying eyes over your shoulder and challenge anyone stood too close to you.

Don’t let any strangers distract you when at the ATM.

Always put your cash and card away before leaving the cash machine and never leave a receipt behind.

Finally always check your bank statements, fraudsters often will use low value transactions in an attempt to hide their thefts over a long period of time. Immediately notify your card company if something appears wrong.”

Care to Croon at Halcyon Court?

08062-Halcyon-CourtHalcyon Court Care Home on Cliff Road in Woodhouse would like to invite people from the local community to join their monthly singing group ‘Halcyon Court Crooners’

This group meets at the home on the last Thursday of each month at 11am to 12.30pm.  It is free!  If you want you can also stay for lunch which will cost just £2.50

More details here:Halcyon Court Crooners poster