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November e-news bulletin

Sending virtual hugs to youHello and welcome to this latest newsletter from Carers Leeds.

In this edition we've got some festive events for you to join in, we shine the spotlight on our Dementia Hub and invite new carers to join us online. Take a look...

Never been to a zoom group? Come and meet us!

Are you new Carers Leeds or have never joined one of our zoom groups? 
If so, this is the event for you. Meet some of the Carers Leeds team, sample a wellbeing session, ask one of our advice workers a question or just pop by for a cuppa and chat. Booking not essential but advisable so we can help you join if needed.
17 December – drop in 9.30 – 11.30am
Zoom ID: 967 4874 1723
Passcode: 234892

Service spotlight

We have a wide range of specialist services to meet the individual needs of every carer in Leeds and each month we shine the spotlight on one of our services.

This month we'd like to tell you about our Dementia Hub.
Our experienced carer support workers support and train hundreds of carers each year and have specialist support available for families of young people with dementia and hospital based support.

Take a look at how we're adapting this support through the COVID-19 crisis and how you can access help and training: www.carersleeds.org.uk/service-spotlight-dementia-hub/

You can now follow our dementia hub on facebook here.

Events

Top 5 tips to survive winter

1. Heat your home to 18 degrees
2. Wear suitable clothing, several layers are better than one thick jumper

3. Take a vitamin D supplement
4. Stay connected - Attend our festive zoom events
5. Get some fresh air by taking a daily stroll

Useful services

Leeds Cancer Awareness are offering free online training. Take a look at the sessions here: 
https://forumcentral.org.uk/leeds-cancer-awareness-free-online-training/
The Leeds employment and skills hub provides information on jobs, apprenticeships, and courses to residents across Leeds. Take a look here for more details: employmentskillsleeds.co.uk/

Meet our friends...

The Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service provide support and psychological therapies for common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, which one in four of us will experience in our lives.

They offer group based and 1:1 therapies, classes, one-off sessions and online support options. There is also a range of self-help therapy resources on their website. Their current online courses include topics on sleeping well, stress control and coping with COVID-19. Take a look here for more information.

Remember, we are here for you.

Our carer support team are here to help you. Get in touch for confidential advice, support and information. We're all in this together.

This short video shows you how we've adapted our services during lockdown.

Useful COVID-19 links

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