Holbeck Together welcomes back the community

Holbeck Together are delighted to be able to safely welcome back members of the community following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

There’s lots planned and lots to look forward to over the coming months. We continue, during this transitional period as we emerge from lockdown, to provide home based activities and our door to door meals service. It is not going to be easy to jump into going out after over a year of restrictions. All activities are designed with people’s safety in mind and the organisation is passionate about supporting clients to return at the right time for them.

Each week, clients are able to enjoy outdoor coffee mornings, day trips to places like Crossgates and Barnsley Market, transport to the supermarket, and much more. In the near future, clients will be welcomed back to St Matthews for the much-loved lunch clubs.

Dance lessons with Yorkshire Dance, fish and chips delivered on Fridays and a Digital Cafe are some of the other weekly activities on offer this Spring/Summer.

Holbeck Together also runs a Community Shop which is open from 10am-2pm each Thursday at St Matthews Community Centre. For £2.50 per week, you can access a choice of 12 items of chilled, frozen, ambient and fresh food and plenty of other essential items.

To help with welcoming you back, we are excited to announce the launch of our new Live Well Together service. Over the course of the summer, the service will help and encourage you to get out and about as we emerge from lockdown, and support you to be active and engaged in a safe and supported way.

We know from talking to many, that although people are eager to ‘get back to normal’, there is a lot of anxiety associated with the risks of leaving their homes.

Live Well Together will support you both within your own home and out in the community when it’s safe to do so.

You are invited to join us for informal wellbeing workshops twice a month that will cover a range of subjects, and run alongside refreshments and the chance to join in outdoor games such as chess, Jenga, skittles and lots more. The workshops in May and June will take place on:

  • Tuesday 8 June
  • Thursday 17 June
  • Tuesday 13 July
  • Thursday 22 July

We will also be providing you with wellbeing packs featuring at-home activities, as well as practical items like water bottles, hats, and portable fans.

There will also be advice and encouragement for going out and staying safe in the warmer weather.

For more information about any of Holbeck Together’s activities and services, or to enquire about booking, please call the office on (0113) 245 5553.