NET started life in 1995 as a group set up by
Churches Together in Garforth (CTIG) when the
local clergy realised the elderly needed more than
a visiting team, but a meeting place to reduce
isolation, improve health and improve social
contact for older people in the community.
The charity was formed in 2001and set up an
office at 27 Main Street Garforth. As client
numbers increased larger premises were required
and space at 62c Main street became available.
We moved in which gave us the ability to hold
events for larger numbers. As client numbers
increased quite rapidly we soon outgrew the
premises. Local councillors were keen for us to
move into a vacant building in Dover Street. The
council owned building had stood empty for some
years having been designed as an older peoples
day centre. NET took on the lease and updated
the facilities. Initial thoughts that it was too big
soon proved to be unfounded as client number
increased and events multiplied.
Leeds City Council is one of a few in the country
who have a neighbourhood network scheme to
support older members of the community. NET is
one of its members. It can seem a bit confusing
as NET covers part, or all of some postcode areas
which include Wakefield, covers several council
wards and is included in two outer Leeds
committee groups. Go to
https://www.opforum.org.uk/nns to see how the
city is divided up / the area NET Covers.
We receive some grants and funding from LCC
most of which have to be applied for. Some local
councillors do assist from their local funds.
Many local businesses, large and small supply
goods and assistance with our funding. Many
local residents also help top up our funds on a
regular or one off basis. Every donation no matter
what size is greatly appreciated. Thank You All.
We really appreciate cards, calls and E Mails.
All regular Activities plus many new events
and services are now available again for
clients. If you are interested in attending any
event please contact a member of staff.
Below are the activities and services we were
enjoying until March 2020
The support covers advice, assistance, social
activities, befriending, one to one support,
friendship groups, events, outings, newsletters,
educational and leisure activities. Always with the
emphasis on fun and enjoyment for all.
Our clients are very active participants in our
work. They contribute ideas, skills, talents, time,
goods and monetary donations, as well as
constant encouragement and feedback.
Our volunteer team, which includes our trustees,
give a generous level of commitment and hands
on service to the organisation, without which
many of our activities could not run.
Regular coffee mornings provided a great
meeting place to make and be with friends.
Our friendship groups allow you to make friends
and enjoy a varied programme of social activities
and speakers at a group closest to you.
We provide free confidential information and
advice on a range of benefits, entitlements,
services and facilities for older people.
Educational & Leisure Activities
Educational and Leisure activities are available
throughout the week, giving you a chance to
brush up on your skills, keep healthy and to enjoy
A range of activities available weekday
mornings and afternoons including:
NET Silver Surfers
(Computer skills for anyone over 60)
Extend - Chair based exercise
Afternoon Tea and Singalong
Walking your way to Health
Singing for pleasure
Village information sessions
Knit and Natter
Yoga - Chair based
Pilates - Chair based
Caring for Older People, their Carers
& The Community In Garforth
and the 12 Surrounding Villages
© NET Garforth 2022
NET Dover Street Garforth LS25 2LP
Registered Charity No. 1088836
A Company Limited by Guarantee
in England and Wales No.4221787