Author Archives Sue Wylie

  • Our useful monthly What’s On Guide is out for August! Download your copy here. All the latest feel good news plus plenty of activities to keep you busy throughout August. Get stuck in…! Photo by Laura Pratt on Unsplash

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  • Our new regular ‘zine called UnLocked is packed with information and entertainment for everyone who is in Lockdown, particularly anyone at risk of (self) harm or suicide due to isolation. We’ll distribute UnLocked across Leeds 8 and Leeds 9 safely, and leave copies with our Manbassadors in local shops that are still open. These times can be [...]

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  • We’re looking for volunteers from the Chapel Allerton ward to help us on Mondays with various activities supporting people in the community (also Chapel Allerton ward) through the Voluntary Action Leeds Community Care volunteering scheme. More on the Community Care volunteering scheme here. The time commitment we are looking for is usually 30-60minutes and each [...]

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  • Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service supports residents of Leeds, aged 16 and over, who are living with a hearing and/or sight impairment.  The service is a partnership between BID Services (the national charity supporting people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have a dual sensory loss), Age UK Leeds and the [...]

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  • Our new wellness online course starts 17th June for four weeks. Take part in cook-alongs, learn the latest recommendations for health and wellbeing, make new friends and take some time out for YOU. Four online weekly sessions to help you live well in lockdown via Zoom on Wednesdays, 1-2pm. For Zoom link details please contact [...]

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  • Our useful What’s On Guide is back, and it’s monthly as things change so quickly these days don’t they? You can download your copy here. Knit and Natter, Saturday Social, telephone befriending, Men’s Group, East Street Arts tasters, Eyes Around the World … – get stuck in, online!   Image: Photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash      

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  • The Orion Partnership and Touchstone are very pleased to be taking part in the Community Cares Volunteering (CCV) initiative set up by Voluntary Action Leeds and Leeds City Council to support vulnerable people, people who are self isolating and shielded members of the community during this period of lockdown in response to Covid 19. The [...]

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  • The SWIFt Service is for people aged 50+ living with frailty or having complex health issues and who are at risk of being socially isolated. The service offers one to one support to help people living in the Chapeltown area to identify their needs and to improve their wellbeing. Beverley Lock is our newly appointed [...]

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  • Doing it online is all the rage as we get used to being isolated from our friends, families and usual activities but you are allowed out, under certain circumstances.   Going Outside You can go to the shops for essentials, to care for a vulnerable person and once a day for exercise if you don’t [...]

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  • Whilst we can’t be here for you physically we’ll keep sharing information that we find about online support. We hope it is of good quality, and we’ll do our very best to be sure it’s useful and relevant to our service users, their families, friends and our partners. Anxiety and Social Support Anxiety UK are running [...]

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