Branch Newsletter January 2021

Dear Member

Please see below a selection of courses and workshops available for members to book free of charge. All of these will be held on-line.

Pre-Retirement on-line Workshops

  • Pre-Retirement Workshop for LGPS Pension Scheme Members – 10 February 2021

https://yorks.unison.org.uk/events/pre-retirement-online-workshop-for-lgps/

  • Pre-Retirement Workshop for LGPS Pension Scheme Members – 2 June 2021

https://yorks.unison.org.uk/events/pre-retirement-online-workshop-for-lgps-pension-scheme-members/

  • Pre-Retirement Workshop for LGPS Pension Scheme Members – 10 February 2021

https://yorks.unison.org.uk/events/pre-retirement-online-workshop-for-lgps/

  • Pre-Retirement Workshop for LGPS Pension Scheme Members – 2 June 2021

https://yorks.unison.org.uk/events/pre-retirement-online-workshop-for-lgps-pension-scheme-members/

This online workshop, run by True Bearing Chartered, will make you aware of your choices and aid you in your decision making around retirement.

This workshop will be run via Microsoft Teams and will take place from 13.00 p.m. – 15.40 p.m.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Create your own route path from the world of work to the world of retirement
  • Identify changes in both pensions and financial regulations which will affect your retirement decisions
  • Identify the long term issues affecting your retirement
  • Identify personal and lifestyle actions which will help to improve your retirement
  • Start the process of planning for a successful retirement

Please follow the links above to apply for one of these workshops.

To be eligible you need to have plans to retire within the next 12-18 months.

 

Empowering Women in UNISON Live!

This conference will take place on-line between 17th – 20th February 2021.

To register please email conferences@unison.co.uk with ‘Empowering Women in UNISON Live!’ in the subject line.

Please send the following information in the body of the email:

Your name:

Your membership number:

Your branch name: Leeds Branch (13324)

Any reasonable adjustments you need to participate:

You will then receive further information on registration.  If you need help locating your membership number, please contact the Branch office on (0113) 245 8442 or e-mail: branch@leedsunison.org.uk

 

Experience Matters (ages 45+)

10th February at 10.30am – 12.00pm.  Delivered via Microsoft Teams (National Careers)

Explore mid-life career review, for those 45 years and over – it’s not too late to make a change and take up new opportunities.

Contact Rose Bent on r.bent@unison.co.uk to book your place

 

Interview Skills

23rd February at 1.00pm – 2.30pm.  Delivered via Microsoft Teams (National Careers)

Recognise different types of Interview you may encounter. Understand what the employers looks for in an interview and deconstructing interview questions.

Contact Rose Bent on r.bent@unison.co.uk to book your place

 

Managing Your Money Running a Budget

25th February at 1.00pm – 2.00pm.  Delivered via Zoom

Debunk some of the language around finance plus advice and guidance on managing budgets.

Contact Rose Bent on r.bent@unison.co.uk to book your place

 

Autism Awareness 

4th March at 9.30am – 1.00pm.  Delivered via Zoom (Open University)

Explore what autism is with its ​symptoms and areas of difficulty.  Plus supporting children with autism.

Contact Laura Hall on l.hall@unison.co.uk to book your place

 

Strategies for Stress: Looking after Your Wellbeing

10th March at 10.30am – 11.30am.  Delivered via Zoom

Identify sources of stress and hindrances to your wellbeing.  Consider a range of strategies for keeping stress at bay and stress reduction tips.

Contact Rose Bent on r.bent@unison.co.uk to book your place

 

Women’s Lives Workshop

10th, 17th, 24th March at 6.00pm – 8.00pm.  Delivered via Zoom

Exploring some aspects of women’s life experiences. Build your confidence as well as to help you to develop your study skills.

Contact Rose Bent on r.bent@unison.co.uk to book your place

 

Confidence Building (Power to be You)

22nd, 23rd March at 10.00am – 1.00pm.  Delivered via Zoom

Help to improve self-esteem.  Provide ideas and tips for addressing your own confidence and tips on speaking with confidence.

Contact Rose Bent on r.bent@unison.co.uk to book your place

 

Mental Health Awareness

24th March at 9.30am – 1.00pm.  Delivered via Zoom (Open University)

Understand the main mental health problems that people face.  Explore some strategies for promoting good mental health.

​Contact Laura Hall on l.hall@unison.co.uk to book your place

 

Lighthouse Group Financial Advice Telephone Surgery & Webinar

The Lighthouse Group can offer financial advice and guide you through those times in life when you need to address financial issues – be it looking to buy a property, starting a family, saving for your future or planning for retirement. Importantly, we can help you understand how changes in the workplace, amendments to public sector pension schemes and reviews to working practices may affect you.

Join us for our Webinar on Thursday 28th January 2021 or if you would prefer a one-to-one appointment, there will be a Telephone Surgery on Thursday 4th February 2021.

Please contact the Branch office on (0113) 245 8442 or e-mail branch@leedsunison.org.uk to register for the Webinar or book an appointment for the Telephone Surgery.

Places will be limited so please contact us as soon as possible.