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February 26, 2021

Time to Shine update: March 2021

Here is a brief summary of our recent work, and what we expect to be doing next month …

February 2021

Our staff team continues to work effectively from home, with the challenges that brings.

We have:

  • distributed over 5,000 copies of the February issue of Shine magazine
  • held contract meetings with delivery partners to update on the Covid response
  • launched a freelance opportunity for the development and promotion of Age & Dementia Friendly Businesses
  • launched part 2 of Diverse Voices
  • delivered skills share opportunities for Neighbourhood Networks
  • held a Neighbourhood Networks Digital Working Group meeting
  • delivered the first of a 6 month series of Leadership webinars for Neighbourhood Network managers
  • delivered Time to Learn sessions for Time to Shine delivery partners
  • delivered a national webinar with partners 100% Digital and Age UK Leeds on breaking down barriers to digital inclusion for older people
  • presented the year 7 plan for Time to Shine to the Age Friendly Partnership
  • launched a new round of small funds with Leeds Community Foundation for intergenerational projects
  • delivered more public Wise Up To Ageism sessions
  • continued to support the Age Friendly Steering Group and Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project group

March 2021

Among other activities during this month, we expect to:

  • agree a visual identity for our forthcoming LOPF/TTS website
  • deliver a joint TTS/Neighbourhood Network SkillShare on the Census 2021
  • survey of current and planned digital service provision by Neighbourhood Networks
  • survey of Neighbourhood Networks’ advice and support role for Pension Credits
  • deliver the March issue of Shine magazine
  • do a presentation for the Centre for Ageing Better about Age Proud Leeds
  • train Time to Shine staff on GDPR
  • appoint a freelance business development worker to promote the Age & Dementia Friendly Business scheme
  • deliver a Wise Up To Ageism session to Dementia Friendly Leeds
  • deliver a webinar on Age Proud Leeds – ‘Working Together to Tackle Ageism’ – to support the launch of the National Co-production Toolkit
  • continue to support frontline practitioners in their Covid response and preparation for the lifting of lockdown
  • present at the Campaign to End Loneliness event – Loneliness in the Time of Covid-19 – on some of the challenges of supporting people.
  • open commissioning for a new project to support older LGBT+ people and support organisations to be LGBT+ friendly and inclusive
  • develop online training for our Co-production toolkit

Linda Glew
Time to Shine Programme Manager (Legacy)