Time to Shine entered its final year, under the most difficult of circumstances for everyone, so we decided to give you a monthly update of where our focus has been, and what we’ve been doing. Here is the most recent.
Our staff team continues to work effectively from home, with all the challenges that brings.
- continued to work with our delivery partners
- produced Shine Magazine fortnightly and encouraged older people to provide their stories.
- continued to support Leeds City Council and all voluntary sector agencies to provide a co-ordinated approach to Covid-19
- launched Ey up, is this ageist and Postcard to your future self as part of the Age Proud Leeds campaign
- promoted the Age Friendly Ambassadors programme
- trained more RU OK? volunteers – now totalling 264 – for the telephone support service
- launched the campaign Time to Shine a Light on Loneliness, requesting stories of people’s experiences of lockdown
- began working with Let’s Dance agency on developing the Time to Shine legacy website
Among other activities during this month, we expect to:
- Produce the final issue of Shine Magazine and distribute across the city, on and offline
- Continue to gather content for Ey up is this ageist and Postcard to your future self to highlight and challenge the impact of ageism
- Launch the 2nd key message of Time to Shine a Light on Loneliness campaign – Reach Out And Talk!
- Work to recruit shielded people to train to be volunteers for RU OK?
- Launch the 4th key message of Age Proud Leeds – Older, Different, Equal
- Work with delivery partners to plan for the Covid-19 recovery phase
- Revise the Time to Shine learning plan in line with recent change
Time to Shine Programme Manager (Legacy)