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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.


20 JULY 2017

  • St George’s Centre 60 Great George Street Leeds LS1 3DL
  • Registration from 10:00am
  • Programme starts at 10:30
  • Lunch served

Crisis in Care: A Frank Conversation about the Role of the Third Sector

Guest Panel:

  • Anna Dixon, Chief Executive Centre for Ageing Better Cath Roff, Director of Adults and Health Leeds City Council
  • Carol Burns, Manager MAECare
  • Kerry Jackson, Chief Executive St. Gemma’s
  • Sue Robins, Director of Commissioning, Strategy and Performance Leeds West CCG
  • Panel Moderator: Amy Garcia BBC Look North

Booking essential – book your place here…

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LOPF AGM 2017 is kindly sponsored by Blacks Solicitors

IDOP Leeds Community Grants 2017

A little later than usual but we are pleased to announce that applications for community event grants for International Day of Older People (IDOP) 2017 are now open.

International Day of Older People is celebrated worldwide on the 1 October each year; in Leeds we stretch the celebration out over a week to allow organisations to hold events to celebrate the contribution that older people make to the city.

Find out more here

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

 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