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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.

Third Sector’s new Health and Wellbeing Board Representative

kerry1Forum Central is delighted to announce that Kerry Jackson is the third sector’s new Health and Wellbeing Board Representative. 

Kerry is the Chief Executive of St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds, a community based charity providing expert palliative and end of life care to individuals with terminal illness and support for their families.

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Time to Shine Small Funds Round Two: Men

Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) has launched a series of Small Fund programmes, in partnership with Time to Shine, to help third sector groups develop ways of reducing loneliness and isolation and strengthen communities, benefiting older people.

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Time to Shine celebrates

Time to Shine celebrates the charity’s first year of partner projects that tackle loneliness among older people in Leeds

 Market Stall Event – Friday 6 May 11am-1pm, West Yorkshire Playhouse

Flyer ImageTime to Shine is holding a year-one event to celebrate and showcase the work of its delivery partners to address loneliness and social isolation across Leeds.

The market-stall event on Friday 6 May 11am-1pm at West Yorkshire Playhouse will give each delivery partner a place where they can promote their achievements in the first year of the project.

There will be food, activities and entertainment – such as music, dance and poetry – to highlight the fun elements of Time to Shine and that it’s never too late to try something new.

The free event is open to the public and of particular interest to older people in Leeds or professionals who could refer into the projects.

Hillary Wadsworth, Time to Shine Programme Manager, said:

“Our hope is the event will get people talking about the needs of socially isolated people and what the Time to Shine programme is doing to help.”

Time to Shine is managed by Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme to reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst people over 50.

Their delivery partners include Rural Action Yorkshire, Yorkshire MESMAC, Age UK Leeds, Feel Good Factor, Touchstone, Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours’ Scheme, Leeds Community Foundation, Health for All, Leeds Irish Health and Homes, Yorkshire Dance, Richmond Hill Elderly Action (RHEA), Action for Gipton Elderly (AGE), and CIRCLE.

For more information contact Time to Shine at or (0113) 244 1697

Time to Shine Website

New Contract, New Name, New Service

We have some exciting news: the new single health and social care contract began on 1 April  and we are pleased to let you know this will be delivered using our new collective name: Forum Central.

Four Forums Large

The new name will brand the work Leeds Older People’s Forum, PSI Network, Tenfold and Volition deliver under the new contract.

The vision of Forum Central is: a better quality of life for people in Leeds and our mission is: to be a collective voice for the health and social care third sector.

We are all based under one roof at Joseph’s Well. To get in touch with Forums Central by phone you can use this number: (0113) 242 1321 and we are working towards other shared communications and marketing output.

You can continue to contact Leeds Older People’s Forum directly on (0113) 244 1697 and by email at 

Older LGBT*Q People

Get involved in this new project to tackle the social isolation faced by older LGBT*Q people.

This is a partnership project between Yorkshire MESMAC and AgeUK Leeds. It is part of the Time to Shine programme to address the social isolation faced by older people and is led by Leeds Older Peoples Forum.

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