First Floor, Oulton Institute, Quarry Hill, Oulton LS26 8SX
Live at Home Manager: Mrs Lesley Tweed
Assistant Managers: Valerie Newsome, Chris Bell, Bela Singh
Admin Assistant: Mrs Janet Stones
Methley, Oulton, Woodlesford, John O'Gaunts, Rothwell, Carlton, Thorpe, Robin Hood and Lofthouse.
Live at Home is also a service that encourages and enables older people to participate once again in their local community. The energy and commitment for each Live at Home scheme comes from local people. The scheme offers the following activities and services to any older person (60+) living within our funded area. To partake in the activities membership is essential and involves an informal chat with the Scheme Manager to complete a needs assessment and ascertain the individual's requirements.
The Rothwell and District Live at Home Scheme is a local voluntary project, which offers friendship, activities and support to retired people over the age of 60 who live in their own homes. The scheme became operational in August 2000 and covers the Rothwell, Oulton. Woodlesford, Methley, Carlton, Robin Hood, Thorpe and Lofthouse areas. The scheme has five paid members of staff and is dependent upon external funding from various sources for its continued existence and growth. Essential to our work is the help and support of our volunteers who give their time freely and generously and without whom we could not continue to provide our services.
Volunteering with Rothwell & District Live at Home Scheme:
The following quotation aptly describes the commitment of our 50 volunteers who support the scheme in a variety of roles:
"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world" Author: Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
If you feel that you could give time on a regular basis ~ perhaps as little as an hour a week ~ or would like to know more about the Scheme, then please phone the Live at Home office, and talk to either Lesley or Janet for further information - 0113 288 0887.
A direct contact volunteer will develop a one to one relationship with the scheme member and visit them in their home. All volunteers have to supply references, undertake a criminal records bureau check and sign a confidentiality statement. They are also issued with a photo identity card. The volunteer and member will be matched and will hopefully have similar family circumstances, work experience or interests to share. The Live at Home Manager will arrange the match and then personally help with the first introduction.
The scheme has a waiting list of members for a befriender and we are actively seeking to increase the number of befriender volunteers.
Music for the Memory
Time: Fortnightly on Fridays 1.00 – 3.00pm
Interval for chat, tea, coffee and biscuits.
Venue: Blackburn Hall, Commercial Street, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0AW
For people and their carers having memory problems - enjoy songs you remember in good company – no singing talent or experience necessary: £2.00 per person including tea, coffee and biscuits.
Time: Mondays – 1.30-3.00pm.
Venue: Alternatively at the following:
Rothwell Parish Hall, Wood Lane, Rothwell, and
All Saints Parish Centre, Church Street, Woodlesford
Member Contribution per session: £3.00.
A fun and relaxed activity. Requires a reasonable level of mobility and balance. However seating is available for those who wish to have a rest during the dancing – it’s good to watch as well as join in. Our volunteers provide refreshments in the interval.
Light Lunch Drop-in
Time: Tuesday 11.30 – 1.00pm.
Venue: All Saints Parish Centre, Holmsley Lane, Woodlesford
Members Contribution: Light Lunch £2.00 (Soup and sandwich) Tea/Coffee 30p and Cakes 40p
Members can arrive between 11.30 and 12 noon for a chat get-together. Light Lunch served at 12 noon. Telephone in the first instance to book a lunch as places are limited.
Movement to Music
Time: Tuesday 11.00 – 12.00pm. Thursday 10.30 – 12.00pm
Venue: All Saints Parish Centre Rothwell Baptist Church Hall
Holmsley Lane Wood Lane Woodlesford Rothwell
A fun chair-based / standing exercise class for the over 60’s. Suitable for people with limited mobility as well as those more able. Cost to members is £2.50 Tuesday class, £3.00 Thursday class, including refreshments.
Fun and Fitness
Time: Friday 2pm – 3.00pm, followed by refreshments 3.00 –3.30pm
Venue: Midland House Sheltered Scheme, Communal Lounge, Midland Street, Woodlesford.
A chair-based gentle exercise class for the over 60’s. Suitable for people with limited mobility. Members are charged £2.50 for the class + 50p refreshments.
Northfields Drop In and Craft & Social Afternoon
Time: Wednesday 10 -30 – 12.00 pm Coffee/Tea /Chat – 50p
11am -12pm Extend gentle exercise class - £2.50
12.30 – 1.30 pm Fish and Chip Lunch – Shop prices
(tea/ bread and Butter – 50p)
Or bring your own lunch if you prefer
1.30 – 3.30pm – Craft and Social Afternoon - Free
Venue: Northfields Community Centre
2 Northfield Place
Methley Luncheon Club
Time: Thursday 12.00 – 1.30pm
Venue: Mickletown Community Centre , 43 Main Street, Methley, LS26 9JE
Members Contribution: £4.50
The Lunch comprises a 2-course meal (main course and dessert) cooked and by Trinity Network. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the meal. We currently have vacancies at the luncheon club and would welcome new members. Please telephone the scheme to arrange attendance as meals have to be pre-booked.
A friendly and relaxed organised walking group for people of most abilities. Walks are planned to be accessible and varied to suit peoples needs.
Members’ contribution: £1.00 per walk
Door to Door Shopping Trip
A chance to go shopping and not carry heavy bags very far – you are picked up and returned to your home. A fully wheelchair accessible mini-bus is available to transport the shoppers.
Members’ contribution: £3.50
Trips and Outings
These are organised through out the year and costs will vary according to the nature of the trip. Some of the places we have visited are Bridlington and the Wolds Lavender Farm, Castle Howard and Millstones Restaurant, Harrogate. Details of current trips can be found on the 'News, page.
In addition to the above the scheme also provides:·
Regular newsletter for our members·
Sign-posting to relevant agencies and services
Referrals to other agencies