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July 1, 2016

Focus Group Participants Needed!

Time to Shine’s local evaluation team is arranging a number of focus group sessions for older people. Each session is jointly led by an academic researcher and an older person who is involved as a peer researcher. 

The purpose is to talk about Time to Shine, have your say and share your experiences. This will help the team to understand what works well and what might need to change in the future.  Your views are really important to us and you’ll receive a £10 shopping voucher after the session as a thank you for your time.

There are five different focus group sessions to choose from. Four of the sessions are for older people who have participated in Time to Shine activities, one of which will have a Punjabi-speaking translator present. The fifth session is for older people who volunteer in Time to Shine projects.

A session lasts no longer than two hours and hot drinks and biscuits are provided. All older people who have been involved in Time to Shine activities are welcome to join in – there are up to 50 free places available (10 in each session).  

The focus group sessions will be held in late July and early August – two will be in central Leeds and three will be held in other areas of Leeds. Dates and accessible venues will be confirmed nearer the time once all the places have been allocated.

If you might be interested please ring Leeds Older People’s Forum on 0113 244 1697 and provide your name, contact details and the name of the Time to Shine project you’re involved with.  Alternatively, please email with these details. 

Thank you.