Morrisons to create 3,500 jobs to deal with Coronavirus demand

Not sure if this would be of use to anyone, yet if anyone is seeking work, or for anyone who has had their income impacted by the virus and need a temporary role.

The vacancies will be advertised through a campaign on radio and social media and the Morrisons jobs website

FREE Small Packs of Art Materials

Friday (20/03), Inkwell Arts will be offering FREE small packs of art materials to those in need. If you know of anyone who would benefit from art supplies during isolation, or if you would like to start creating some art work at home, then they will be open between 10-4pm  to supply you with some basic materials.
31 Potternewton Ln, Leeds LS7 3LW

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Caring Together and the Coronavirus

In response to the new government directives, regarding reducing social contact to avoid the spread of Coronavirus, Caring Together has been forced to make changes to the way that we usually do things.

From yesterday (Tuesday) we made the decision to stop all group and social activities until we are advised that it is safe to resume. We know how important our groups, exercise classes and other social events are to people and we will work to minimise the disruption that this will make to peoples lives. However, I am sure that all of you are aware of the unprecedented nature of what we are all facing.

The cancellations will include the 25th anniversary party due to be held in April.

We have not stopped working at Caring Together. Our team will be contacting all members by phone over the next couple of weeks to see how people are coping, what support they have at this time, including what their needs are and we will do our best to respond to these needs.

We will be working hard to develop new ways in which we can keep our services running. New challenges require new solutions and I am sure that if we support each other through this time we will be able to find approaches which minimise the disruption that this is causing to people’s lives.

Thank you for your continued support, keep safe and we will be in touch.


Coronavirus-Advice from Public Health England

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The advice for anyone in any setting is to follow these main guidelines.

  1. If you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus or have returned from an affected area identified by the Chief Medical Officer as high risk and you are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever, stay at home and use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111.
  2. Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
  3. To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
  4. Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.

At the current time and based on our understanding of what is known of COVID-19 and other similar respiratory viruses, it is likely that older people and those with chronic medical conditions may be vulnerable to severe disease. As more information emerges, recommendations may change.


‘What A Beautiful Day’

Some of us ventured into town again this week, not for shopping; it was to catch a film, oh and some cake later. We saw ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’. It was not for everyone yet for those who did like it, there were a few tears, and smiles. Everyone did enjoy sharing some time together though and all left making plans for the next film.

“I felt it proved an excellent choice, presenting a touching morality tale of how deep personal issues of resentment, anger, and the death of one’s closest relations can be approached through compassion and generosity of spirit, the story being set within the intriguingly nostalgic framework of an American children’s TV programme” Alistair

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Free Lunchtime Talks at Leeds Minster in Kirkgate

Leeds Historian Dr Kevin Grady will talk on the importance of surviving heritage buildings and some that no longer exist. Talks are free and no booking required.
Venue: Leeds Minster, Kirkgate
Time 1.15pm – 1.50pm
Wednesday 19th February 2020
‘Leeds First Town Hall’ The Mothhall Briggate (1600 -1825)
Wednesday 26th February 2020
‘How Leeds Got its Daily Bread, 1086-2020’ Corn Mills, Bakehouses and Corn Exchange
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Checking benefit entitlement

Benefits and tax credits are payments from the government to certain people on low incomes, or to meet specific needs. … You can use the Turn2Us Benefit Calculator to check your entitlement to means-tested benefits on the link below:

Image result for turn2 us logoIf you are not so confident using digital technology, or just wish to get some advice and would benefit from some support to go through it with you, then please pop along to our Check Your Benefits Entitlement Drop in session on Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 10.30am – 11.30am. We will be in the Computer Room of Lovell Park Hub, Wintoun Street, LS7. We will have tablets to use or desktop computers, or you can bring your own device if portable. We will guide you through the process so you can check for yourself.

If you would benefit from someone going through this with you in your own time then this also ok, just call the office on 0113 243 0298 and Valerie will arrange a suitable time to meet.