New activities for carers, young people and families in Cottingley

Four new groups are starting up activity and support sessions at  Cottingley Community Centre

Firstly, a new Carers group is starting, particularly aimed at people who are caring for people still awaiting a diagnosis. For example a diagnosis that someone is on the autism spectrum can take two years. This is a period that can be very difficult for carers coping with uncertainty as well as the caring issues.

The organisers have personal experience of issues such as chronic pain, hearing impairment, autism and other issues. They will be bringing that experience, together with help from Carers Leeds, to help carers avoid social isolation, find support and work out coping strategies.

The Carers group meets every Friday from 1-3pm at Cottingley Community Centre.

A multi-sports activity for young people runs every Monday from 4-6pm, whilst new Family cooking sessions start on 28 February and run every Friday 3:30-5:30pm. Both have been funded by the Inner South Community Committee.

Youth activities using play, crafts and games to look at team building and address issues of anti-social behaviour and inter-generational issues. 3:45-5:45pm every Thursday, 8-11 year olds. Funded from the Police & Crime Commissioners Safer Communities Fund.

To keep up to date with everything going on look for Cottingley Community Centre on Facebook.