Author Archives Sue Wylie

  • 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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  • We’ve produced a new regular ‘zine called UnLocked which 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 [...]

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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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  • Following on from our previous Covid-19 update, and in response to the announcement last night, unfortunately our office will no longer be open on the reduced hours we originally advertised. The entire team will be home working but we will endeavour to stay connected with our communities by whatever means we can. We will keep [...]

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  • “I’ve never met so many visually impaired people at the same time. I didn’t know there were so many. I thought it was just me and two others. It’s been great and I’ve swapped phone numbers so we can meet up.” Well, that comment from a recent participant at a Visual Impairment Wellbeing event we [...]

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  • We’re running a new Friday night youth cookery class for ages 11 – 17 out of Richmond Hill Community Centre as part of Richmond Hill Youth Group. Don’t be bored on a Friday night! Kick start your weekend making your own tasty treats. Get to cook, and eat or take home what you make. Just [...]

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  • Come and find out about our whole host of courses old and new, for January 2020! Spring into the new year with a huge variety of opportunities! Crafts courses, men’s groups, gardening group, volunteering programme, befriending service, sensory impairment project… too many to name here! Come down on 13th January and enjoy anytime between 9am [...]

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  • We are delighted that Feel Good Factor are featuring in a fantastic book, Love of Leeds, created by photo-journalist Jude Palmer. Love of Leeds is a creative and celebratory photographic essay that will document the explosion of sport and culture hitting the city this year. The website says “It’s just fabulous that Leeds can attract [...]

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