Caring for Older People & their Carers In Garforth & the 12 Surrounding Villages

News

COVID Support, our main

priority.

Our current aim is to support the Community with food parcel distribution and support the NHS with the Covid Vaccination program. All our activities remain closed at the moment. We continue to support the NHS Trust by organising volunteers at all vaccine locations in our area. .

Day to day contact Continues

Daily phone calls to clients continue to help reduce loneliness. These are made by all the staff team and every volunteer isolating at home. Many new friendships have been made during these calls. The general report is that “ Everyone is fed up “ but the contact from NET is keeping everyone going. The packs “Of Loving Kindness” are really appreciated. They contain everything from Jigsaws, Sweets, Activity Packs, arts and craft supplies and word puzzles. These are delivered to the most needy in our area. Our crafters continue to produce incredible items, produced at home. This keeps them busy and gives a purpose in life but they all miss meeting up, face to face contact and socialising over tea and cakes. One of our main priorities in returning to some sort of normality will be to improve our support of our dementia clients and more importantly their carers. We have tried to maintain contact by supplying activity packs and surprise treats but face to face contact and respite for carers is needed as soon as possible. .

Along with other

Neighbourhood Networks we

received the Certificate of

Appreciation from The Lord

Mayor of Leeds Councillor

Eileen Taylor in recognition of

the work done by NET

Volunteers during the first covid

outbreak.

Local councillors were asked to nominate organisations that were worthy of the award for work done during Covid lockdown. The councillors for part of out area, Kippax & Methley, Cllr. James Lewis, Cllr. Mary Harland & Cllr. Mirelle Midgley Nominated NET. Thanks to them.

Still the Hub for the community

Supplying Food For those in

need.

LCC continue to pass requests for food packs and other emergency services to us as well as other requests from our client base. Food is amazingly still being donated directly to us, via supermarket collection points and directly from the supermarkets. They are all packed directly by NET staff taking into account individual needs and delivered by our ever increasing band of volunteers.
“Over 1000 Befriending Calls per Day Currently 22 food parcels per day delivered. 22 people supported with end of life care. 23 prescriptions a week collected. 17 Bespoke shopping trips per week. . Garforth Elderly Peoples Reporter..
© NET Garforth 2021 NET Dover Street Garforth LS25 2LP Registered Charity No. 10888836 A Company Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales No.4221787
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New Volunteers.

We have welcomed many new volunteers to our happy organisation. Many are younger members of the community who have offered to undertake tasks that our “At Risk” volunteers would not be asked to do. They also appreciate we support the entire community not only the over 60’s The most quoted comment they give is “ do you do that ? The answer is “We have been doing that for years, hence the strap line “Not only bingo tea and cakes”

Afternoon Teas.

The “Heat & Eat” and afternoon Teas has always proved popular and will re start as soon as we can do it safely.

Dementia Care.

Parcels going out daily.

Laughter Club..

Laughter is the route out of lockdown. We all need a good laugh after being confined to barracks for such a long time... We are currently working on ways to get our chuckle muscles working to full functionality and restart our happy hours.

Smile Clinic.

Many of us have managed to smile during the last year of doom and gloom but no one could see or appreciate this. We have all been hiding behind face masks. The lucky ones have been able to Face-Time, Zoom or WHATSaPP. This has enabled us to see the faces of our children, grandchildren and friends. One problem with this is that ones born over the last year think their Grandads, Grandmas come with a frame around their heads. I’m sure this will make them appreciate art galleries in the future ? As everyone hides their loving smiles behind a face masks we intend to get everyone’s eyes smiling before we remove the masks…Watch this space.
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News

COVID Support, our main priority.

Our current aim is to support the Community with food parcel distribution and support the NHS with the Covid Vaccination program. All our activities remain closed at the moment. We continue to support the NHS Trust by organising volunteers at all vaccine locations in our area. .

Day to day contact Continues

Daily phone calls to clients continue to help reduce loneliness. These are made by all the staff team and every volunteer isolating at home. Many new friendships have been made during these calls. The general report is that “ Everyone is fed up “ but the contact from NET is keeping everyone going. The packs “Of Loving Kindness” are really appreciated. They contain everything from Jigsaws, Sweets, Activity Packs, arts and craft supplies and word puzzles. These are delivered to the most needy in our area. Our crafters continue to produce incredible items, produced at home. This keeps them busy and gives a purpose in life but they all miss meeting up, face to face contact and socialising over tea and cakes. One of our main priorities in returning to some sort of normality will be to improve our support of our dementia clients and more importantly their carers. We have tried to maintain contact by supplying activity packs and surprise treats but face to face contact and respite for carers is needed as soon as possible. .

Along with other Neighbourhood

Networks we received the Certificate

of Appreciation from The Lord Mayor

of Leeds Councillor Eileen Taylor in

recognition of the work done by NET

Volunteers during the first covid

outbreak.

Local councillors were asked to nominate organisations that were worthy of the award for work done during Covid lockdown. The councillors for part of out area, Kippax & Methley, Cllr. James Lewis, Cllr. Mary Harland & Cllr. Mirelle Midgley Nominated NET. Thanks to them.

Still the Hub for the community

Supplying Food For those in need.

LCC continue to pass requests for food packs and other emergency services to us as well as other requests from our client base. Food is amazingly still being donated directly to us, via supermarket collection points and directly from the supermarkets. They are all packed directly by NET staff taking into account individual needs and delivered by our ever increasing band of volunteers.
“Over 1000 Befriending Calls per Day Currently 22 food parcels per day delivered. 22 people supported with end of life care. 23 prescriptions a week collected. 17 Bespoke shopping trips per week. . Garforth Elderly Peoples Reporter..

Caring for Older People & their Carers

In Garforth & the 12 Surrounding Villages

© NET Garforth 2021 NET Dover Street Garforth LS25 2LP Registered Charity No. 10888836 A Company Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales No.4221787
We have welcomed many new volunteers to our happy organisation. Many are younger members of the community who have offered to undertake tasks that our “At Risk” volunteers would not be asked to do. They also appreciate we support the entire community not only the over 60’s The most quoted comment they give is “ do you do that ? The answer is “We have been doing that for years, hence the strap line “Not only bingo tea and cakes”

Afternoon Teas.

The “Heat & Eat” and afternoon Teas has always proved popular and will re start as soon as we can do it safely.

New Volunteers.

Laughter Club..

Laughter is the route out of lockdown. We all need a good laugh after being confined to barracks for such a long time... We are currently working on ways to get our chuckle muscles working to full functionality and restart our happy hours.

Smile Clinic.

Many of us have managed to smile during the last year of doom and gloom but no one could see or appreciate this. We have all been hiding behind face masks. The lucky ones have been able to Face-Time, Zoom or WHATSaPP. This has enabled us to see the faces of our children, grandchildren and friends. One problem with this is that ones born over the last year think their Grandads, Grandmas come with a frame around their heads. I’m sure this will make them appreciate art galleries in the future ? As everyone hides their loving smiles behind a face masks we intend to get everyone’s eyes smiling before we remove the masks…Watch this space.