Our aim is to improve the health and well-being of older Sikh people – by supporting them to live independently, and to live fulfilling lives. We do this by offering a combination of one to one support and group activities. These are designed to help elders to take greater control of their lives by solving practical problems such as; money worries, housing, health difficulties, transport problems, overcoming isolation and loneliness.
We work in a responsive and flexible way. Our staff and volunteers work in a sensitive way which respects values and traditions of the Sikh faith and culture. All staff speak Punjabi. We know how important confidentiality is, and we make sure that the privacy, dignity and choices of our elders are at the heart of everything we do.
Who do we support?
Sikh men and women aged 55+ who live in Leeds. In line with Sikh ethos we will help anyone who would like to access our service over the age of 55.
What do we do?
- Help reduce loneliness and isolation
- Promote choice and control
- Promote independent living
- Meet cultural, spiritual and religious needs
- Promote good mental health
- Improve quality of life
How do we do this?
- Cha Da Cup – drop in group includes an hour of gentle exercise – Mondays 10.00am-12.30pm
- Wellbeing Wednesday – first Wednesday of every Month 10.00am-2.00pm
- Bhoolee Bisree Yaadein – an evening full of music and memories – last Thursday of each month from 7pm
- Silver Surfers – 6 weeks beginners computing/smartphone/tablet course in partnership with ageUK
- Raat Di Roti– provide a family atmosphere to an elderly guest and enjoy a meal together
- Befriending service – where a volunteer visits regularly, to help elders get out of their house and to meet other people
- Annual Trip – for service users and their carers g. the sea side
- Home visits – to check things are okay
- Promoting activities in Gurdwaray – because we recognise the Soul is as important as the body and the mind
If you, or someone you know could use our help, get in touch with us, we are happy to help.
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Sikh Elders Service is funded by Leeds City Council Adult Social Care.