Information for referrers and families
- Previously known as the Over 55 Clubs we changed our name in 2011 to Trinity Network (Social Opportunities for Older People).
If you are interested in our Network, or if you know someone else who may be interested then please do not hesitate to contact us.
We have a short assessment form that staff will go through with you. This help to ensure that we are able to give you the right type of support.
We provide a range of activities to enable members to participate in things they may never have tried before. Classes and courses are arranged by local tutors and staff. Here are some recent examples:
Computer classes, cookery sessions, banner making, salsa, line dancing, chair mobility exercises, sewing group at the Hamara Centre and our intergenational work in local schools.
No one is ever under any pressure to join in, you can simply sit, chat or read the newspapers.
Bingo and dominoes are very popular but we also have jigsaws, board games, playing cards and handicrafts available. You can borrow books and read them at your leisure, or borrow our talking books, videos and dvd’s.
Occasionally retailers visit and sell clothes, fancy goods and books, there is no obligation to buy.
We have a sweet shop and sell birthday cards, there is a ‘nearly new rail’ at each site and a Charity Shop at Dewsbury Road which opens on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We often undertake interesting projects such as our recent History Group which looked at local history of the area and our Hats Off Project which looked at the different jobs our members had throughout their working lives. We work in local schools where our members teach handicrafts and children reciprocate by weekly visits to the Network to help out.
Health and Beauty
Our beauty therapist, Jenny, visits on a regular basis and can provide maincures and other treatments at a very resonable price to our members. A manicure and hand massage is just £5.00!
Itchy Feet Walking Group
Our group meets monthly on the first Wednesday in the month. Members can take part in a guided walk with staff. We do not undertake anything too strenuous and all walks are assessed to ensure members enjoyment, participation and safety.
Information and advice
Advice surgeries operate within our buildings on a regular basis. We can also put you in contact with agencies who can assist with housing, health, social care and welfare benefits.
Transport is available for people with mobility problems. Due to demand this service is reserved for those in most need.
If we are unable to offer you transport because the bus is full to capacity we will put you on our waiting list. You may be able to use the Access Bus and we would be happy to make these arrangements on your behalf.
You can reach Belle Isle Trinity Network by public transport. No. 13A stops close by on Belle Isle Road, alternatively Nos. 85 & 87 stop a short walk away in Raylands Way.
You can reach Dewsbury Road Trinity Network by public transport. Nos. 2, 3, 3A, all stop immediately outside the church building on Dewsbury Road. Entrance is via the wooden gate on either Oakley View or Oakley Terrace.
The Arriva bus service which operates from Leeds City Bus Station have several services which pass the Dewsbury Road site. Should you wish to use this service, please advise and we will provide details.
We recognise you are unique. We will treat you as you would wish to be treated.
We will always treat you as an individual, listen to you, get to know you and value you as an individual.
Choice & Empowerment
We will always avoid doing things for you when you can do things for yourself. We will encourage you to share your ideas and opinions about our services.
We will always be polite and speak to you respectfully.
We will provide a choice of nutritious and appetising meals.
We will help you regain and maintain your independence as we know this is important to you. We will always help you access other services where required.
We will always provide you with private space if you wish, we will maintain all personal information securely and confidentially.
We will offer a wide variety of activities, trips and holidays, providing opportunities for everyone.
We will always actively encourage you to realise your personal aspirations and fulfil your potential.
We will ensure you are protected with access to our Complaints procedure and an advocate if needed.