Kings Coronation – Week commencing 2nd May 2023

Week commencing 2nd May 2023, all participants in daily activities will be celebrating the king’s coronation. Each session will be celebrating the event with free food, party games and more.

Dying Matter Week- West Leeds Better Conversation road show

In Collaboration with Pudsey Wellbeing Centre, BARCA, Bramley Baths, Full Circle Funerals, Farsley MHA and Armley Helping Hands have secured funds with Leeds bereavement forum to deliver The West Leeds Better Conversation Roadshow

The West Leeds Better Conversation Roadshow (Dying Matter) is their chance to get their community talking about planning for later life, dying and grief. The roadshow will host creative and interactive workshops in community-based facilities across West Leeds, the workshop will use art, music, and food as a resource to help people start conversations about planning for later life, death and dying and feel empowered to discuss things that are important to them. These workshops will offer pathway to support and services in their community which provide information relating to death, dying and bereavement.

On Tuesday 9 May and Wednesday 10 May,  Armley Helping Hands will be hosting a Memory Box event in which they will be encouraging older people to paint and design a memory box. Their community partners Full Circle Funerals and Christine Taylor from Morrish solicitors will be participating in the event to have the bigger conversation around planning for later life including probate, power of attorney, last will and testimony and funeral plan.

Leeds 12 access to Transport

Armley helping hands have secured funding with Armley Local Care Partnership to provide a Pilot accessible transport service to older people. The criteria of this fund and to access our transport support is:

  • The funding is to support individuals to GP, Hospital (NHS & Private) Dentist or chiropody facilities with a to improve physical and mental wellbeing using their accessible transport service or providing financial support to access alternative methods i.e taxi if cost is a barrier
  • To support older people who are unable to access public transport, due to disability or mental wellbeing i.e no confidence or anxious in the community.
  • Provide transport links and service to facilities where WYMAS passenger transport is not provided and without their intervention the individual would not be able to attend vital investigation or treatment. i.e GP, Dentist, Health Hub or Chiropody services

If you want to access their transport service, please contact Richard Stettner Transport Coordinator email [email protected]

If you are dealing with someone under the age of 60, who fits the criteria above New Wortley Community Centre have also secured investment from Armley Local care Partnership to deliver similar support including access to employment by providing support cost to bus fares.