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Walking Group
Our Walking Group has had a longer than expected break this year, however we are hoping to get these up and ...walking .....again for the Summer and will be making use of the wonderful country-side on our doorstep. More details coming soon...... 

Although we go for a stroll, 'not a hike', we recommend sturdy, comfortable footwear with good support and a good sole. Wear comfortable clothes and wrap up in cold weather, bring water-proof clothing if rain is forecast. In hot weather it is important to keep hydrated by bringing a drink of water and keep covered up in the sun or wear sun cream protection. You may be advised not to join the walk if your footwear is deemed inappropriate for the conditions.

All participants are requested to complete a health check form on their first walk and to subsequently advise the walk leader of any changes. The walks have been risk assessed and are mostly level. Everyone taking part is reminded that they are responsible for their own safety e.g. when crossing roads. 

If the weather is inclement - heavy rain, snow, ice or fog the walk may not take place - if you are unsure whether the walk is going ahead please ring to check before setting off to avoid a wasted journey. You can call the Live at Home Office on: 0113 288 0887.

Christmas Carol Concert

On Thursday 14th December we had a lovely morning of music and song with the Melodia Choir from Methley, and a singlaong with our Active Minds facilitator, John. Refreshments were very kindly donated by our local Co-op and we had lots of lovely stalls with cakes and buns, and crafts donated by our Knit Together group.


International Day of the Older Person

On Tuesday 3rd October we celebrated the International Day of the Older Person by holding a Diversity Tea Dance. Over 100 people attended the Tea Dance which was kindly funded by the Leeds City Council Outer South Community Committee. On the day we had a wonderful demonstration of Bollywood Dance, by Leeds based Bollywood Dance Instructor, Chiragi Solanki. Chirgai provided us with a vibrant taste of India and encouraged people to join in and learn a few Bollywood moves.


Local dance instrcutor, Paula Clark led us on the floor to old tunes and new, a traditional Waltz, Quick Step, the Cha Cha Cha and the St Bernards Waltz to name just a few!

The lovely food was provided by Janet and Gail from Carlton View Cafe, Allerton Bywater.

Dementia Garden - Dementia Awareness Week 2017

We had a wet but wonderful day at the opening of the UK's first public dementia friendly garden in Springhead Park on Wednesday 17th May. Peter Smith from Dementia Friendly Rothwell has campaigned for 3 years to create a dementia friendly garden in Rothwell and been an inspiration in developing understanding and support to people living with dementia. We were very pleased to join with him and Emma Trickett from Leeds Parks and Countryside Service to help make the dream come true. We received support and £38,272.93 in funds from individuals, businesses and from Leeds city council.

We would like to thank the generosity of donations from individual members of the community (amounting to staggering £8,114.26), Co-op Funeral Care, Rothwell Horticultural Show, Leeds Police Partnership, the Original Factory Shop, Tea Cosy Cafe, Yorkshire Bank Foundation, the Ancient Order of Foresters, Briggs School Outfitters, Holiday Inn, Hadrian Healthcare, Rothwell Victoria School, The Hare and Hounds, Rothwell Allotments, Rothwell Freemasons, Yorkshire Building Society, Rothwell in Bloom, Tesco, South Leeds Housing Advisory Panel and the Outer South Community Committee Well-being Fund. 



AGM 2017

We held our Annual General Meeting at Harold Hall on Friday 24th March 2017. 


We thanked and acknowledged the work and service of our committee members who stood down from re-election. Lisa Keyworth, stood down as treasurer after serving on the committee and volunteering for the scheme, due to work and family commitments. Jacci Sharp, a former employee, volunteer and committee member, is changing employment and stood down due to work commitments. Pat Brunner has been on the committee since 2001 and spent some considerable time as treasurer, vice chair, treasurer's assistant as well as leading groups as an exercise facilitator and has had various volunteer roles over the last 16 years, retired from the committee, though she will continue as a befriending volunteer. We thank them all for their time, support and commitment over the years and wish them the very best.

The following members of the committee were elected as a result:

Chair                                    Joyce Johnson

Vice Chair                            Ruby Ball

Treasurer                             Carol Newbold

Secretary                              Ann Baughan

Committee Member              Pamela Drew

Committee Member              Stuart Beaumont

Committee Member              Jean Naylor

Committee Member              Brenda Nicholson

Service User Rep                  Betty Watson