A new collaborative working partnership
with NET, Leeds NHS Primary Care Trust
and the Alzheimer’s Society.
This provides an informal and welcoming
environment where those with memory
problems and their carers can socialise,
make friends, support each other and
A friendly fun supportive group for
anyone with memory problems and their
carers and family. Members have lunch
and take part in various activities and
The community garden produces
fresh vegetables to anyone who is willing
to make a donation. Clients and
volunteers maintain the plot and provide
guided tours to visitors.
It is accessible for all disabilities.
Staff from the stores at Colton, Garforth
and Kippax assist at many of our events,
help with the garden and provide
collection points for donated items for
our food bank.
Information and Support
Free confidential information and advice on a range of benefits, entitlements, services and facilities for older
We aim to offer support on an emotional and practical basis. On days when you may need a ‘sympathetic ear’ we
will listen and not judge.
Drop In Service
Neighbourhood Elders Team
Leeds LS25 2LP
Tuesday -Thursday 1000 -12.00
We hold a drop-in service for information and advice for clients three times a week.
NET Staff and Volunteers are available at the drop-in each week for enquiries, to book trips and activities and to get
any other information you need. Drop-in or call to arrange an appointment.
Held at Dover Street, a great meeting place
to make and be with friends. Serves hot
and cold drinks, home made cakes. Held
every Thursday morning; 10.00am to 12.00
Befriending One to One Support
Many older people who live alone or are house - bound,
benefit from the support offered by our Befriending Service.
A team of specially trained volunteer befrienders pay regular
weekly visits to some of the most vulnerable older people in
Friendships are forged in many ways:
Over a cup of tea and a natter about “the Soaps”
Through a shared interest
During strolls out together
Reminiscing over times gone by
Or a visit to the local library, shop, theatre or pub.
Our befrienders come from all walks of life and all share a
common concern for the well-being of older people. Volunteer
befrienders are given lots of support and guidance.
This, together with a careful matching up of individual client
and befriender, ensures that everyone gets the best from this
very popular service.
Telephone Befriending Service
We also provide a telephone befriending
service to help relieve loneliness and
isolation amongst older people. Trained
volunteers make regular weekly telephone
contact for a friendly and informal chat.
Typically, weekly calls last between fifteen
and twenty minutes. This service allows us
to reach out to older people across our
community where no ’ in- person’
befriending service is currently available
and to those who prefer and look forward
to a regular chat over the telephone.
The Caring Sharing Cafe
A supportive group for anyone with
dementia and their carer.
Two out of three meetings are split groups,
with the carers receiving an hour of
information or talks and the member with
memory problems are engaged in
reminiscence activities, games and quizzes
to suit each ability. On the third meeting we
have a whole group activity or
There is always someone on hand from
Alzheimer’s or Memory Services to answer