Baby Week at Dewsbury Road Community Hub

14TH AND 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017 Free activities/taster sessions and information stalls Celebrating Baby Week Creating Relationships Enjoy the fun and find out more about local services and activities available for babies, children and families. Places are limited for some activities, so please book by visiting: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents DEWSBURY ROAD COMMUNITY HUB 190, Dewsbury Road, Leeds LS11 6PF Thursday 14/9/17: 11.00am to 11.30am: Mum and Baby Yoga (Please book a place) 12.00pm to 12.30pm: Toddler Yoga (please book

2020-04-17T10:42:33+01:0025th August 2017|Events, Families, News|

Dementia journey with my mother – #DementiaAwarenessWeek

Stephanie Lewis from Touchstone's Community Development Service talks about how her mother's dementia impacted on the whole family. I first became aware of Dementia when I studied for counselling back in 2000-2008 however, my first personal experience of this was when my mother was diagnosed in 2005. My father passed away in 1998 and they had been married for nearly 50 years so clearly, they were very close as a

2020-04-17T10:28:28+01:0021st May 2017|Blog, Dementia, Dementia Awareness Week, Families|

Supporting a friend through her journey as a carer – Dementia Awareness Week #DementiaAwarenessWeek

Amina Ditta from the Peer-Led Brokerage Service and Kirklees Advocacy Service talks about sharing knowledge and support when dementia affects a friend's family. After attending an event which delivered the Dementia Awareness session it became very clear to me how this disease carries many misconceptions. I pursued this further by becoming a Dementia Champion. Around the time of this training, my friend Kelly learnt that her mum was presenting “strange

2020-04-17T10:28:24+01:0018th May 2017|Blog, Dementia, Dementia Awareness Week, Families, Friendship|

Dementia and its impact on a family member – Dementia Awareness Week #DementiaAwarenessWeek

Joe Shortland from Touchstone's Community Support Team discusses the impact of dementia on his family. In 2013 my partner’s father, John, was diagnosed with both Parkinson’s disease and dementia, and sadly he passed away last month from the illness. The last several years had been a very difficult time for all the family to see such an able bodied, intelligent, and kind hearted man, and whose memory and physical health

2017-05-17T09:00:58+01:0017th May 2017|Blog, Dementia, Dementia Awareness Week, Families|

Dementia journey with my relative – Dementia Awareness Week #DementiaAwarenessWeek

Continuing a series of personal reflections on the impact of dementia, Sikh Elders Service manager Chernjit Batebajwe talks about supporting a relative living with dementia.  I would like to celebrate this week with sharing my experiences with dementia. I supported my relative the age of 86 living on her own every Monday of the week. She was a great cook and came from Uganda.  Widowed at very early age she

2020-04-17T10:28:22+01:0016th May 2017|Blog, Dementia, Dementia Awareness Week, Families|

My dad's diagnosis – Dementia Awareness Week #DementiaAwarenessWeek

My dad was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2007 following a stroke when he had a fall at home.  This fall was preventable as dad had just had a knee replacement so his house should have been assessed by social care and then he might have had a handrail fitted on the stairs but information on your rights to access services is just one of the things families struggle with

2020-04-17T10:28:15+01:0015th May 2017|Blog, Dementia, Dementia Awareness Week, Families|

Best Start peer support launch event

Do you work in South Leeds with pregnant women and parents and carers of children aged 0-2? Come and find out about our new Peer Support Programme. Are you pregnant or a parent or carer yourself? If so why not come along and see how you can get involved. Thursday 18th May, 11am-2pm Come and join us for: Therapy and treatments available Soft play area Free food and drinks Information

2020-04-17T10:27:35+01:0027th April 2017|Carers, Events, Families, News, Partnership|

Best Start Peer Support – New Service

Best Start Peer Support Touchstone is delighted to announce that we will be working with parents and carers in South and East Leeds over the next three years to deliver a brand new peer support service.  Working in partnership with voluntary sector organisation Women’s Health Matters(WHM) and Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s Early Start Service, we will enable pregnant women and parents/carers of babies aged 0-2 to support each other. 

2020-04-17T10:25:14+01:0017th January 2017|Families, Friendship, News|

Help us improve services for Sikhs that are terminally ill in our local area

In 2017 we look forward to building partnerships with local organisations ‘St Gemma’s Hospice’ and ‘Leeds involving people’. Together we are hoping to under-stand why elderly Sikhs aren't accessing their services. We hope to involve you and your families to take part in some research so that local services can be tailored to benefit your needs. Taking part in this research will help ensure that effective support is available to everyone

2017-01-12T09:00:06+00:0012th January 2017|Families, News|

Raat Di Roti – support through sharing

Raat Di Roti is ever increasing to become a popular project where volunteers and matched elderly participants come together in a cosy environment to share stories, laughter, joy, and a meal. We have had positive feedback from a few of the elderly participants and likewise from the volunteers expressing they find the experience so endearing that they have decided to engage in Raat Di Roti on a weekly basis rather

2020-04-17T10:19:10+01:0010th September 2016|Blog, Families, Feedback|