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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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Back in 2013 Leeds Older People’s Forum produced a publication called Generations Together in Leeds which highlighted some of the excellent inter-generational work in the city.

We are now planning on producing an updated (online only) version featuring different organisations and projects in order to highlight the continuing inter-generational work which goes on in Leeds and we are looking for organisations which would be interested in being involved.

You can read more on the Inter-generational page of this website


Vacancy: LGBT+ Community Development Worker

35 hours per week (negotiable), four months fixed term, Scale SO1 Spinal point 29, currently £25,694 (pro rata for 4 months)

Leeds has a large and diverse LGBT+ population but doesn’t have a developed community infrastructure that reflects this.

Leeds City Council has made funding available to employ a Community Development Worker to undertake a short intensive period of exploratory work from which further LGBT+ community development will grow.

You will gather information on existing provision, have conversations with a range of citizens and professionals, visit other cities around the country to find out more about their hubs and develop a case for future work.

You will have a good understanding of LGBT+ communities, including diversity; an ability to build good relationships, to gather and present information clearly and impartially and have an understanding of community development approaches. Your skills and experience may be gained in a personal, work or volunteering capacity.

This is an opportunity to be part of friendly, supportive and dynamic team. You will be employed by Leeds Older People’s Forum but will work across all four health and social care forums and with all ages.

We are seeking candidates that can start as soon as possible and work full-time for four months. However, flexibility can be offered for the right candidate, in which case we are happy to negotiate on the start date and/or weekly hours (i.e. working fewer hours over an extended period).

If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact Rachel on 0113 244 1697 or by email: rachel@opforum.org.uk

Deadline: 8am 10th October 2016.

To apply, please email us your CV with a covering letter telling us how your skills meet the person specification outlined in the job description and when you are able to start.

Download Job Description & Person Specification 

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LOPF Annual Report 2016

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

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

Time to Shine Learning Disability Community Development Project

We are looking for a delivery partner to help us gain a better understanding of how many older learning disabled people are experiencing social isolation in our city.

We want to know what the barriers are for them in developing meaningful social relationships and how they would like to tackle their isolation and loneliness.

Time to Shine is commissioning the project over summer 2016.

You can find out more at the Time to Shine website