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Figures highlight staggering strength behind social support return

Figures highlight staggering strength behind social support return

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) has unveiled the staggering statistics behind the restoration of its best loved activities- helping to cut social isolation after almost two years of lockdowns and shielding. The figures include 900 coffees, 768 cups of tea and 432 scones served to 1,629 visitors to the charity’s popular WiSE Owl…

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Our Activities Activities Timetable For a full list of our activities, visit https://w-ise.org.uk/calendar/ Monthly activities timetable Click on the pdf to view our full activities list for July. If you would like to receive a printed copy of our activities schedule each month,please contact activities@w-ise.org.uk with your contact details. WiSE Owl Café Open every Tuesday,…

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ABOUT US Where We Work What We Do We offer services to improve the quality of life for over 60s in Wetherby and surrounding villages. We were founded in 2003 and are a registered charity organisation, part funded by Leeds City Council. Our services include: Our social activities include: For more information about what we…

WiSE seeks more star bakers to solve cake shortfall at much loved cafe

WiSE seeks more star bakers to solve cake shortfall at much loved cafe

Star bakers who know their choux buns from their soggy bottoms are being sought by Wetherby’s leading older persons charity. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) wants cake-loving volunteers to rustle up sweet treats alongside its regular cohort of bakers to boost the work of its popular community café in Boston Spa. The WiSE…

WiSE celebrates helping thousands of older people in stellar year

WiSE celebrates helping thousands of older people in stellar year

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly is celebrating a stellar year, in which it had almost 12,000 interactions with older people across the district. WiSE has worked hard to restored key services as the Covid-19 risk has reduced, including much needed social support for those more isolated. At least 5,370 people visited the popular WiSE…

Charity craft club creates boxes filled with time to help curb loneliness

Charity craft club creates boxes filled with time to help curb loneliness

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s crafty club has come up with an innovative way to curb loneliness- creating boxes filled with time. Visitors to the WiSE’s craft session have developed ‘gift of time’ boxes as a way of encouraging loved ones to spend valuable time with an older relative or friend. The ornately decorated…

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Survey Form The Big WiSE Consultation – what do you want to see? Your chance to have your say on services for peoplein Wetherby and its surrounding villages What’s it all about? We’re proud of the part we play in supporting older people in Wetherby and its surrounding villages.During the pandemic, we stepped up to…

WiSE’s newest staff member launches volunteer plea

WiSE’s newest staff member launches volunteer plea

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) newest team member wants to supercharge its support for older people by boosting volunteer numbers and extending services to new areas. Catherine O’Rourke has launched her volunteering campaign after joining WiSE as its new volunteer coordinator. She hopes an increase in helpers in everything from befriending to transport…

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