Here is a brief selection of our recent work, and what we expect to be doing next month.
In November, among other activities, we have…
- started to plan an Enhance conference
- published the final Time to Shine local evaluation report, and a blog on how to learn from these reports.
- launched BOSS (Be Online Stay Safe) at Westminster Hall. The partnership, with 100% Digital Leeds, Leeds Irish Health and Homes, Health For All, Hamara and Feel Good Factor aims to improve media literacy.
- said goodbye to Friendly Communities Officer Rachel Standish, but we’re very pleased that we’ll have ongoing contact in her new role at AgeUK Leeds
- held a Travel Connections Let’s Talk Transport event at White Rose Centre in partnership with First Bus, who used a new electric bus to take older people there.
- brought LOPF staff & trustees together to work on our strategic plan
- took part in an online workshop organised by the Tackling Loneliness Hub on analysing, presenting and disseminating loneliness evaluation data.
- developed a business case for sustainability of the Enhance programme
- hosted a 1001 Stories zoom session with story gatherer Minoti Parikh
- hosted an Age Friendly Ambassador Networking event at Leeds City Museum, signing up 5 new Age Friendly Ambassadors, 4 Age and Dementia Friendly Businesses and 8 Dementia Friends
- met with Leeds City Council Taxi Licensing to plan Age and Dementia Friendly awareness training for taxi drivers
- begun a drive to recruit new LOPF members
- welcomed new Administrator Jenni Scott to the team
In December 2022, we expect to…
- recruit a Digital Inclusion Co-ordinator (deadline for applications 6 December)
- interview older Enhance participants to gather evidence as part of the evaluation of the programme’s first year
- start to promote the Enhance conference
- run an advent calendar campaign on Twitter, with our fantastic learning resources as daily gifts, including brand new ‘…how to find what you need.’
- share the Leeds Up and Go DEEP group’s Dementia Enquirers report
- hold a festive Age Friendly Steering Group meeting to celebrate the work of 2022, inviting consulters, guest speakers and trustees.
- continue to work with partners across the city to provide information and support to older people affected by the Cost of Living crisis.
- take a break!