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About LOPF
LOPF_Small_Web4The Leeds Older People’s Forum was established in March 1994 and has grown to a citywide membership of over 100 voluntary sector organisations working with older people across Leeds, including the Neighbourhood Network Schemes. All member organisations provide services dedicated to older people though they are not necessarily an older people’s organisation.
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The latest update from Forum Central – the Third Sector network for Health and Care is available to download.
In it you will find an update on some of our work as well as key dates for your diary.
Forum Central Update

Forum Central website goes live

Forum Central is the third sector health and social care network for Leeds.  Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) is proud to be part of the network, along with Volition, Tenfold (the learning disability network) and the Physical and Sensory Impairment (PSI) Network.Forum Central brings together our four specialisms, and we’re delighted to tell you about our new website: www.forumcentral.org.ukWe’ve been busy working on the new site, and are still updating and fine-tuning at the moment.

We’ll advertise jobs, events and news for our member organisations, and promote events and news from the wider health and care sector.

So why not pop over to www.forumcentral.org.uk for a look?

If you want to get in touch with us, we’re on hello@forumcentral.org.uk

Dementia Friendly Community – Opportunity

We have a unique opportunity to support you to make your local community dementia friendly.

Leeds Older People’s Forum received funding from Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group to intensively support two North Leeds communities to develop as a dementia friendly community.

The support will last a minimum of a year, from, June 2017 – June 2018. By the end of the year, we hope to have made good progress in changing attitudes and providing support, so that people living with dementia locally and carers feel better supported, understood and able to contribute to their local communities.

This is a great opportunity to receive regular support to make a real difference to people in your community who are living with dementia. We can also support you to set up officially as a Dementia Friendly Community with Alzheimer’s Society’s recognition process.

Please note, this opportunity is only available to North Leeds CCG areas – Click here for a map

If you wish to apply, please click the link below which will take you to our short application and guidelines. – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/dementiaFC

The deadlines for the applications is 26th  May at 5pm.

Leeds Older People’s Forum Needs You

We are having our Annual General Meeting in July and looking to recruit new Trustees to Leeds Older People’s Forum.

We have worked with older people across Leeds for 22 years and have almost 100 affiliated organisations that work with and on behalf of older citizens.

We have many areas of interest and including housing and older people, Dementia Friendly Leeds, transport, health and well- being and our Big Lottery Fund ‘Time to Shine’ loneliness and social isolation project. In addition, we work closely with the voluntary sector, Leeds City Council (Senior Officers and Councillors) and the NHS.

We endeavour to give a voice to older people and the issues that affect them.

Leeds is a wonderfully diverse city and we would like to see that diversity reflected on Leeds Older People’s Forum Board of Trustees.

We are a friendly bunch of people, who care passionately about the many challenges facing older people in Leeds. By joining us, you can make a real difference.

We offer appropriate training to our Trustees and meet monthly at Joseph’s Well. We pay all reasonable out of pocket expenses.

If you think you might be interested and would like more information, please contact Rachel Cooper or Bill Rollinson, for an informal discussion.

Our contact details are Tel:  (0113) 244 1697 | Email: rachel.cooper@forumcentral.org.uk

LOPF Annual Report 2016

Our 2016 Annual Report is  available to download…all our own work and designed in-house!

Annual Report Cover

Click on the image above to download the LOPF 2016 Annual Report