Looking To The Future

19th October 2020

I want to start this message to you today with a sense of hope and positivity. There is no doubt that it has been, and continues to be, a difficult time for everyone. The media continues to report on much of the negative impacts that Covid-19 has had on the world. But closer to home, in Holbeck, I can see and have experienced the positive stories, the heart-warming neighbourliness, the ‘we are in it together’ attitude of our community.

As we have started to plan our programme of Autumn/Winter Activities – which I know you all love – we have taken some of this community spirit and been inspired to think differently about how we make this time of year as fun and special as years before. It’s about being a bit creative and perhaps a bit agile to changing guidelines – but most importantly it’s about
keeping you connected to one another, active and with lots to look forward to.

So have a browse through our programme of activities and get the dates in your diary. From weekly Walk and Talk sessions to meal deliveries and fortnightly parent coffee mornings (from November) our services continue to develop. There are even some fun themed events such as our Halloween and Bonfire Night meal deliveries and the Haunted Holbeck Scavenger Hunt.

And Covid is not going to knock the ‘ho-ho-ho’ out of our plans – we are aiming to still have our Christmas Social, a Christmas Film event and ‘Mince Pie and Mingle’ events (time slots available).

We are hoping these events can take place safely in a socially distanced way but if we have to adapt and do something virtually, we will support you to make sure you can access the fun online. You could even join us for one of our weekly 121 digital sessions to learn how to access events from your phone!

We’ve been here supporting the older people of Holbeck for the last 28 years. More than ever we have seen an increase in the need for advice and support during these unprecedented times for people of all ages. We know we can help with whatever your worry or question might be, so I urge you to contact us if you need some advice or support.

We are extremely grateful to our volunteers who continue to help us make a difference and our funders who have supported us during these times.

Stay safe, stay well and remember we are here to help – so please get in contact if a little bit of support at this time is what you need.

Elissa Newman
Chief Officer

Supporters of Holbeck Together