‘Online Elevenses’ with Caring Together – tomorrow: Thursday 6th January 2022

This Thursday 6th January is our first ‘Online Elevenses’ for 2022. It is a virtual catch up for anyone wishing to join us online? We meet once a month online to catch up from the comfort of our own homes and natter in a warm friendly space.  We would love to see you.

If yes, just message me lisa@caringtogether.org.uk or call 07436 530073 and I can send you an invite.

‘Monthly Bereavement Support Group’

Grief and the healing process following a loss, no not matter how long ago, is not something we just ‘get over’. It is different for everyone and can be an incredibly hard and deeply sorrowful experience with some days being better than others. We just learn to rebuild our life without them around the loss. It can feel like it is just there at times and can flare up out of the blue. Talking and being in a supportive space with friends, family and others for group support and understanding can help. 

At Caring Together we have a ‘Bereavement Support Group’ on the first Monday of the month for anyone who wishes to come along. This space and time is for you no matter when your loss was, be it 30 years, 10years or just last year.
A warm welcome, compassion, and a cuppa will be on offer.

Our next date is: Monday 10th January 2022 @11am Venue: Caring Together premises, 127 Woodhouse Street, Leeds LS6 2PY

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.” William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Please just call, text 07436 530073 or email: lisa@caringtogether.org.uk if you wish to come along.

Warmly, Lisa

New Year, New Day…

Last year held some wonderful memories and at other times not. And where sadness and loss prevailed we send our deepest sympathies to you at this time. None of us know what this year will hold. Our way of connecting will likely continue to be different as we navigate the unknown. Yet as we adapt, the turning of the seasons and a New Year bring us hope as we all go on working to find our own ways for each of us to feel seen, supported and heard.

All the best for the coming year and may it be one of finding balance, a sense of peace, and contentment.

Seasonal Wishes from all at Caring Together

Our offices will be closed over the festive season from mid day Christmas Eve until Tuesday 4th January 2022, however we will still be checking in on some members on Christmas Day and periodically throughout the week. I have also added below some useful contacts where needed.

But before we sign off to take some time to recharge for ourselves we have brought together a short video of just some of the things we have been up to in the last month together. It has been a mixture of some truly sad times peppered with some fun times along the way. It does not cover everything but we hope you enjoy it and we look forward to being back again on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Our thoughts are with you all at this time. And we thank you all for your kindness and support throughout the Year in Caring Together. Wishing you all a peaceful and safe holidays.  

Press play and turn the volume on if you wish!

Also, please see below a copy of our useful contacts for over the holidays from our recent newsletter.


‘Mini Drama’ in Little London brought to you by Caring Together

We had our last digital session this week. We have been having some fun. We made a mini drama along with some pictures that we took. We hope you enjoy!

If safe to do so, we look forward to being back again in the New Year to continue our learning together. If you wish to come along then please get in touch. Call:  07436 530073 or Email: lisa@caringtogether.org.uk

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Festive Wreaths with Caring Together

Our festive wreaths were finished off this week, they looked beautiful. Joyce donated hers to Caring Together which is on our door. Our skills share craft get together’s have now finished for this year. However, all being well and if safe to do so we are back in the New Year on Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 11am.

If you wish to come along then please do, and if you need any more information about what we will be up to in January please call Lisa 07436 530073 or email: lisa@caringtogether.org.uk

Hybrid Bingo….

We enjoyed another round of bingo this week. For some this was in person at Lovell Park Court in Little London, for others it was from the comfort of their own homes; online and for another it was via the phone. It was very lively and fun.

If you wish to join us next time then get in touch we would love to see you.

Call Lisa 07436 530073 or email: lisa@caringtogether.org.uk

Caring Together Festive get together in partnership with Leeds University Music Impact in the Community Choir

What a joyous afternoon. And even though it was a bit chilly, thankfully the rain held off for us. To keep us warm we had blankets, hot chocolate, soup and some hot drinks. We were also treated to some homemade mince pies, vegan cake & mince pies and some chocolates. The beautiful sounds from the choir warmed us further. Thank you to LUUMIC Choir, our members, volunteers, the team at Caring Together, our funders, the Community, Cllr Al Garthwaite and the Lord Mayor who braved the elements to be with us. And to those who could not make it I have put some pictures up for you with a video to follow.

Headingley, Hyde Park & Woodhouse News – @HeadingleyCouncillors – LUU Music Impact in the Community – LUUMIC @luumusicimpactinthecommunity @LordMayorLeeds

Festive Skills Share at Caring Together…….

Last week we were back and began our festive sessions, which will run for 3 weeks on Wednesday’s at 11am. We shared our finished cushions and blankets from the last skills share. Thank you to everyone who shared their skills, they look amazing. We will be distributing them out to members in the coming months. Last week we were putting up our handcrafted decorations on our tree (the tree was kindly donated by Lindsey) for our 1st Christmas in our new premises. Together we have also been making some window decorations. We will put them up this week so keep an eye out for them.

This Wednesday, 8th December at 11am we are bringing together our own mini festive wreaths and sharing some lunch together afterwards.

Please get in touch if you wish to join us. Email lisa@caringtogether.org.uk or call 07436 530073

Caring Together Festive get together with Leeds University Union Music Impact in the Community Choir

You are warmly invited to a festive get together at our premises this Wednesday 8th December @ 1.30pm. We are delighted to have the Leeds University Union LUU Music Impact in the Community – LUUMIC Choir coming along to bring some festive cheer. There will be hot drinks and home made mince pies and vegan cake. And some hot chocolate too.

It will be in the square just outside our offices so if you are able to join us then a coat and maybe a hat will be recommended. 

Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021
Venue: Caring Together, 127 Woodhouse Street, Woodhouse. LS6 2PY
Time: 1.30pm

All welcome!