Events

Oluwale Partnership Symposium – 17th April

Oluwale Partnership Symposium David Oluwale Memorial Assocn and partners Friday, 17 April 2015 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST) Leeds , United Kingdom   Do you work with people in Leeds who are marginalised and excluded because of their homelessness, mental ill-health, destitution, alcohol problems?  Or pushed aside because they are seeking asylum, been in prison,…

16 Days of Action Celebration: Focus on Recovery and Nurture – Wednesday 10th December

Touchstone and Women’s Health Matters have teamed up this December to celebrate the end of the 16 Days of Action campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness about domestic violence against women around the world.  The celebration will take place on the 10th of December between 12 and 3 pm at Bridge House, Balm Road,…

International Women’s Day Conference – Friday 6th March

“Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all.” UN…

Celebrate volunteering at our Annual General Meeting – Thursday 4th December

This year’s AGM takes place in Leeds at the West Indian Centre on Laycock Place, LS7 3JA. The theme will be benefits of volunteering – and to reflect that theme we will have presentations by Natasha Mort (Supporting Organisations Manager at Voluntary Action Leeds) and Justin Davis Smith (Executive Director of Volunteering and Development at the…

BME Dementia Awareness Conference in Leeds – Monday 24th November

Touchstone, which has just received “working to become Dementia Friendly” status from Leeds Dementia Action Alliance is organising a Black and Minority Ethnic Dementia Awareness Conference at Leeds Civic Hall on Monday 24th November. The conference will look at raising Dementia awareness, exploring solutions, breaking myths and taboos and sharing experiences. Keynote speaker will be Professor Alistair Burns, National…

Hamari Yaadain South Asian Dementia Cafe

Hamari Yaadain – A Dementia Cafe for South Asian people in Leeds. Hamari Yaadain, which means ‘Our Memories’ in some South Asian languages, runs twice a month on the first and third Thursday of each month from 1pm – 3pm at Touchstone Support Centre, Harehills Avenue, LS8 4EX. The cafe is for people with dementia…

Secret Indian Cinema

For Sikh Elders Service Members and their Carers. Come and watch an Indian film in an intimate setting. Free entry – enjoy a free tea or coffee. 25th October at Inkwell, 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds, LS7 3LW. Doors open at 4.45pm. Very limited spaces, confirm your space by 21st October by calling 0113 271 8277…

Lohri Stories

Lohri is a very popular festival, celebrated by the Punjabi people of the Indian subcontinent to mark the end of Winter. People celebrate the Winter Solstice with bonfires, and joyous folk songs and dances, including Gidha Boliyan and Bhangra. Fires are lit to mark the return of longer days, people putting on their most cheerful,…

Service User Training Schedule 2014

Touchstone Service Users wishing to book a place on any of the training below, should ring  Tim Grayson 07825 438 377 Compliments and Complaints (Enables you to sit on panels and be paid for reviewing the above) – Facilitator: Mark Baker – Tuesday 8/4/14 12.00 noon to 3.30pm at Touchstone House (The conference room)  – 10 places available. First Aid (…

Community Support Team Review Day – what service users say

Comments and quotes from Community Support Team Review Day 23rd October 2012-:  Community Support Team “My worker is a very nice person to be around and always goes the extra mile to support me” “CST helped me settle down and helped me meet new people” “CST helped me to get home” “I am quite new…

Touchstone’s Annual General Meeting – 7 December 2012

Carers from Touchstone's Carers Support Project on a day out

Touchstone’s Annual General Meeting will take place on the 7th of December 2012 at White Rose Banqueting Suite.  Our Guest Speaker this year is Peter Tatchell.  Please join us to celebrate 30 years of Touchstone. Please click on Touchstone AGM invite 2012 to find out more.

Giving Voice 3-session course with Rachel Healey

Giving Voice is a life-enhancing self-help tool.  It involves learning to use song to promote your own health and happiness.  In this short course, you will learn and practice how to use Giving Voice in your own life.  Benefits may include better health, joy, peace, connection, sharing and fun.  You don’t need any experience or…

Sundar Mann – monthly dementia cafe

On 22nd December, Yorkshire Evening Post published an article on services for older people in Leeds, including the following extract about Sundar Mann dementia cafe… In Harehills, mental health charity Touchstone in partnership with Leeds Memory Service and others runs a dementia café, giving members of the south Asian community who have dementia, and their…

International volunteering conference in Brno

Youth volunteering conference in Brno

Jay Silver (manager of the Community Support Team at Leeds-based charity Touchstone) gave a presentation on “Best Practice in Volunteering” at a recent conference held in Leeds’ twin city Brno, Czech Republic. Leeds was also represented at the conference by Karol Thornton from Youth Offending Leeds. The conference on the subject of young people volunteering…

Guerrillas in the Midst

This Autumn sees the first Love Arts Leeds festival , organised by Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust celebrating mental health in all its forms. Touchstone’s Guerilla Badge Makers will be popping up all over the city, encouraging people to think about the labels we wear – the ones we choose for ourselves and the ones…

Health and Money Awareness Day

Burmantofts Health Improvement Group Presents Health and Money Awareness Day When and where? Thursday 25th August, 11am – 2pm ELHFA, 6 Boston Towers opp LINCOLN Green shops Leeds LS9 7PB

Touchstone Members Event

An open invitation to all Touchstone members. Touchstone would like to invite you all to atten a members event on Thursday 8th September 2011 from 6pm-8pm at Hillside, Beeston Road, Leeds LS11 8ND. You will have the opportunity to meet service users, staff, managers and other members. You can also find out about what more…