Carers Week begins on Monday 11th June. Our partners at Carers Leeds have compiled the following list of events for the week.
Some of these events require advance booking. If in doubt, please call Carers Leeds on 0113 246 8338.
Touchstone will also be running events for members of our staff who have caring responsibilities outside of work. This will be the beginning of an ongoing effort to support working carers at Touchstone.
LGBTQ drop in @ MESMAC
Monday 11th June
Drop-in to MESMAC Blayds Yard, LS1 4AD between 12pm – 2pm and 4pm – 6pm
Carers from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and those Questioning their sexuality are invited to connect with Carer Support Workers and other carers for support and information.
Trip to Bridlington
Tuesday 12th June or Tuesday 19th June
Meeting at 10am on Edward Street, Leeds City Centre, travelling by coach and departing Bridlington at 4pm.
Spend the day on the beach, or indulge in a spot of retail therapy. There are plenty of cafés and restaurants if you choose not to take a packed lunch. Open to all carers plus one guest. This event costs £5 per person and booking is essential – call 0113 246 8338.
An Evening of Healing with Sally Chaffer @ Glasshouse Gallery
Tuesday 12th June, 7pm – 9pm
Harrogate Road, LS7 4NZ
Learn tips on how you can help others without ever feeling your own energy to be drained. Find ways to stay grounded, balanced and calm in daily life.
SAFER @ Carers Leeds – Talk on Doorstep Crime
Tuesday 12th June, 10.30am – 12pm
The SAFER Project works to educate and empower older and vulnerable people to spot scams and deal confidently with doorstep callers to protect themselves from becoming victims.
Afternoon Tea @ BAME Health & Wellbeing Hub
Tuesday 12th June, 1pm – 3pm
BAME Health & Wellbeing Hub, Reginald Terrace, LS7 3EZ
Join the BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) Carer Support Team at this free event open to all carers offering teas, coffees and a variety of homemade cakes.
Wednesday 13th June
Meeting 12pm at Carer Leeds, The Headrow, lunch until approx 2pm.
Join a social lunch with other carers and Carer Support Workers, for Japanese inspired cuisine at Wagamama, Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre. Cost of £5 per head, booking is essential – call 0113 246 8338.
Breakfast @ John Lewis Café
Thursday 14th June, 10am – 2pm
John Lewis 4th Floor, Victoria Gate Shopping Centre
Breakfast provided by Carers Leeds, this is a free event and open to all carers to pop in, chat with others, gather information or connect with Carer Support Workers.
Open House @ Touchstone Support Centre
Thursday 14th June
Touchstone are opening their doors to carers from all ethnic and migrant communities. Drop-in and gather information, meet other carers and connect with Carer Support Workers.
Leeds Civic Trust Blue Plaque Walk @ City Centre
Thursday 14th June
Meeting at Carers Leeds at 10.30am and returning 12.00pm.
Join us for an interesting and informative stroll through Leeds City Centre finding the many Blue Plaques that honour some of the people and buildings that have made a mark on history.
Pizza Party @ Carers Leeds
Thursday 14th June, 6pm onwards
Are you aged 17- 25 years and caring for someone? Take some time out, relax and have fun. Come join us!
Time For Us Café Aromatherapy @ Carers Leeds
Thursday 14th June, 11am – 2pm
Join a qualified aromatherapist to learn about the basics of aromatherapy. Discover the relaxing effects of essential oils for health and wellbeing. Learn how to do a relaxing hand massage for yourself and for the person you care for. At the cafe, carers can also enjoy a light lunch, pick up information on caring, or call into our drop-in service for some advice.
Crafty Carers – Glass Painting @ Carers Leeds
Friday 15th June, 1pm – 3pm
Come along and join the Crafty Carers as we create amazing glass painting effects on everyday items. All materials will be supplied but please bring an item to paint if you wish.
Leeds City Council Working Carers @ Civic Hall
Friday 15th June 10am – 4pm
If you are a carer and employed by Leeds City Council, you are invited to an information day with opportunity to meet with Carer Support Workers.
A Great Carers Get Together
Saturday 16th June
10am until 4pm on Briggate, City Centre (near Debenhams)
Find the Carers Leeds Staff and Volunteer Team offering information, advice and support to anyone with caring responsibilities. There will be fun, games, and prizes to be won!