A new year for LJWB means exciting new services and time to give thanks for its hardworking volunteers.
Leeds Jewish Welfare Board (LJWB) is offering a range of support services to help the community, enabling people to connect with other like-minded individuals who understand challenges and can support them on their journey, these include:
Women’s Support Group – run by women for women. This group explores topics related to mental health and wellbeing;
Men’s Support Group – run by men for men. Enables men to discuss a variety of issues in a safe, supportive environment.
Carers Support Group – support for those who look after others. Carers can get help, advice, and information.
Inclusive Social Group – take part in a wide range of social activities, trips, and entertainment.
Memory Stimulation Group – small groups sessions with games, activities, and techniques to help keep your memory young.
Life Stories (£3) – with assistance from staff, make a scrapbook of your memories and build a personal biography with photos and memories of the past.
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy – activities to help those with mild to moderate dementia improve their memory and thinking skills.
All groups are £2.50 per session, unless otherwise stated and booking is essential. Get in touch with LJWB to learn more about how it can support you on your journey towards wellbeing and independence.
LJWB receives help from outstanding volunteers year after year. This year’s Impact Care Awards, run by Chabad Lubavitch, will include young volunteers (CTeens) from the Jewish community, aged 11 to 18 years. The CTeens will complete various projects for LJWB, amongst other local charities, building up their volunteer hours, which will culminate in an awards dinner in July.
The CTeens will undertake numerous activities to help, benefit, and support LJWB services such as helping out at the monthly Pay as You Feel Community Café and delivering bags, to be filled with pre-loved items, for the LJWB Charity Shop.
LJWB is also honoured this year to have six runners training hard ahead of the 26.2 mile London Marathon on 21st April.
Philip Rakusen, who isn’t running this year, will be taking up the mantle in memory of his dad, Lloyd, and supporting the team through their rigorous training programme. Please help motivate LJWB’s incredible team by either sponsoring the individual or sponsoring the team as a whole. Every penny is very welcomed.
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0113 268 4211