About Us

The aim of the Forum is:

To promote the well-being of all older people in the city of Leeds, and to give a more powerful voice to older people in shaping their city for the benefit of all its citizens.

Leeds Older People’s Forum does this by:

  • Representing older people’s views, needs and aspirations
  • Enabling older people’s organisations to participate fully in policy discussion and development
  • Enabling and sustaining good communication between individuals, groups and public, private and voluntary sector organisations.
  • Supporting projects to enhance the wellbeing of older people in Leeds
  • Ensuring Leeds Older People’s Forum is an effective and well-run organisation.

Membership of the Forum

Leeds Older People’s Forum has a membership of over 90 voluntary sector organisations working with older people across Leeds, including the Neighbourhood Network Schemes. The Forum supports its members and ensures the voluntary sector is involved in planning, developing and managing services for older people in Leeds.

Membership is open to Voluntary Organisations who are working with Older People.

What are the benefits of Membership?

  • Network: you will be able to meet other people who also work with and for older people.
  • Have a say: you will be able to attend full forum meetings and attend additional meetings to discuss other issues and to discuss forum responses to major issues.

If you would like to become a member of the Forum please visit the Forum Membership page.

To contact the forum please see below.

Read our 2018 Annual Report

Download .pdf version of LOPF Annual Report 2018

Download online version of LOPF Annual Report 2018

Please contact the Forum office if you would like a hard copy of our Annual Report, email: sean.tunnicliffe@forumcentral.org.uk


Rachel Cooper
Forum Chief Executive
Sean Tunnicliffe
Forum Communications Officer
Hillary Wadsworth
Time to Shine Programme Manager (Learning)

Lisa Fearn
Time to Shine Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Jessica Duffy
Time to Shine Learning Facilitator

Sarah Prescott
Time to Shine Communities Officer

Linda Glew
Time to Shine Programme Manager (Legacy)

Rob Cook
Time to Shine Communications Officer

Harriet Walsh
Time to Shine Administration Officer

Jude Woods
Time to Shine Communities Officer

Sharon Middling
Street by Street Project Manager
Julia Almond
Street by Street Community Connector

Alternatively you can call the Forum on 0113 244 1697

Leeds Older People’s Forum
Suite C24, Joseph’s Well, Hanover Walk, Westgate
Leeds, LS3 1AB
Tel: (0113) 244 1697
Email: sean.tunnicliffe@forumcentral.org.uk

Registered Charity Number: 1067630