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.
LOPF Vacancy:Dementia Friend Communities Officer
Forum Central brings together our four specialisms, and we’re delighted to tell you about our new website: www.forumcentral.org.uk
We’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 email@example.com
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 2nd 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Intergenerational work back on the LOPF agenda
Back in September LOPF spoke about our plans to do an update of our report Generations Together which we produced in 2013. This updated version will only be available online.
We asked organisations for examples of inter-generational work they were doing in Leeds that could be featured in the report.
We had hoped to have a draft done by the end of 2016 but due to a change in circumstances at Forum Central we had to out the report on the ‘back burner’.
Ready to go
We are now ready to start work on this report and so once again we are asking for organisation who have done inter-generational work to come forward so that we can highlight and promote what is being done in Leeds to bring generations together.
What we are looking for
We are looking for organisations from the third, statutory or private sector who are willing to be involved with this project and who want to tell everyone about the inter-generational work they do and the benefits it brings to everyone involved (young & old alike).
A city for all ages
We are really keen to promote Leeds as a ‘city for all ages’ and demonstrate how good it is to bring young and old people together and how it can break down barriers, assumptions and stereotypes and make the different generations realise how much they have in common.
We hope to get enough interest to start work and the publication will be a similar format to the original version a copy of which you can download at http://bit.do/gen2gether to give yourself an idea of what it is we are looking for.
If you have a project or scheme that you would like to be considered please contact Sean Tunnicliffe by email or ring (0113) 244 1697