Here is a brief selection of our recent work, and what we expect to be doing next month. We wish you a safe, happy and #ageproud 2022, from everyone at LOPF.
In December, among other activities, we have…
- launched the new LOPF website
- hosted a Time to Learn seminar to explore how our projects have supported LGBT+ older people
- took part in National Lottery Community Fund’s Ageing Better programme conference to share learning from over six years’ work in 14 areas of England
- said fond farewells to our Development Worker, Zoe, who is moving on.
- paid out Hey Neighbour grants for community projects: 12 grants to individuals, 23 to small organisations.
- published our report Connected to the world: older people and the arts
- sent out the Christmas issue of Shine magazine
- run a Wise Up to Ageism session for staff at Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association
- visited Heydays at Leeds Playhouse to speak to members about our Friendly Communities work
- welcomed the publication of the State of Ageing in Leeds, by the Centre for Ageing Better, in partnership with LOPF and Leeds City Council
In January, we expect to…
- receive the last set of quarterly monitoring returns for Time to Shine
- run a Wise Up to Ageism webinar for over 200 Leeds City Council staff
- host Ageing Joyfully, with Maggy Pigott, at Leeds City Museum (we hope!)
- open bookings for our two day conference celebrating the wonderful achievements of Time To Shine
- share final reports from the local evaluation of Time to Shine and the national Ageing Better programme
- run a cross-sector workshop on wraparound welfare post discharge.
Communications Officer, Time to Shine