An introduction to Infostore
Welcome to Infostore
This is an information website for all older people who live in Leeds. Infostore’s aim is to give older people a wide range of information to help them stay healthy and independent. The web-site is also for families, carers and the professionals who work with older people.
On Infostore you can find out information about things like:
- Keeping healthy and fit
- Getting support if you are caring for someone
- Staying independent in your own home
- Leisure activities and where you can learn new things
- Your money and your rights
- Doing voluntary work
Most of the website is in English. But there is also some important information in Punjabi, both written information and videos.
Use this section of the website to watch videos in Punjabi. There are videos about Infostore, and about some of the benefits and allowances you may be able to claim.
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You can also see and print out a number of documents such as leaflets and guides in Punjabi. And you can find a list of organisations in Leeds which are run by staff who speak Punjabi. They may be able to help you find the information you are looking for – either from Infostore or over the phone.
For a list of these organizations and documents in your language, just type - in English - the word ‘Punjabi’ (or the name of the language you are looking for) in the 'Search the site' box at the top right of the screen.
Organisations in Leeds run by and for South Asian elders who speak Punjabi are:-
Hamwattan Elderly Group - covers LS7,8 & 9 .
Sikh Elders Service - city-wide
Holbeck Elderly Aid - covers LS11
Sohni Seyat - citywide
The first two of these are Neighbourhood Network Schemes.There are more than 40 of these small local voluntary organisations across the city. They work to improve the lives of older people and to assist them in accessing everything they might need to lead happy, healthy and independent lives. Some are run by and for specific communities of elders.
The schemes organise classes, trips and holidays, run social activities and exercise groups, give information and advice, and some can offer practical help such as handymen, home security, transport and hospital escorts. Most schemes welcome volunteers, so contact them too if you would like to offer some of your time.