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Leeds Older People’s Forum

June 25, 2024

Greater than the sum of our parts….

In these weeks when there’s so much talk of a big change, perhaps we should look at the small… It’s Small Charity Week and I wanted to…
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December 14, 2023

The importance of community as we age

Enjoying a good later life isn’t everyone’s experience – although it’s our mission at Leeds Older People’s Forum to ensure older people have the opportunities, choices and…
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June 22, 2023

Small charities, large impact

In Small Charity Week I’ve been reflecting on our own role as a small charity ourselves. As CEO of a small infrastructure organisation (Leeds Older People’s Forum),…
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April 27, 2023

Trending elders: our new quarterly survey

We are launching a regular quarterly trends survey and we need the insight and experience of our members to make it work effectively. Through ‘Trending elders’ we want…
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April 26, 2023

Support the campaign for a Commissioner for Older People and Ageing

As I read some of the 1001 Stories gathered from older people across Leeds, I’m struck by all the things that make a life.  People talk about…
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March 22, 2023

What kind of housing do older people need?

Housing regularly comes up as one of the major concerns for older people in Leeds. I took part, with one of our Trustees, John (a member of…
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February 15, 2023

LOPF launches Healthy, Warm and Well grants

Leeds Older People’s Forum has launched grants for third sector organisations to support older people to stay healthy, warm and well. Many older people in our communities…
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November 24, 2022

Together we are stronger: join Leeds Older People’s Forum

LOPF is a membership organisation. It’s our membership which gives us strength of voice and influence. And that’s what makes us, all together, stronger than the sum…
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July 28, 2022

Looking back, looking forward… at our AGM

We recently welcomed 36 people to our Annual General Meeting at the St. George’s Centre.  It was great to look back on the year and celebrate our…
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July 20, 2022

Jo Volpe – a new home at LOPF

It’s day 10 since I joined Leeds Older People’s Forum as Chief Executive. In many ways it feels like I’ve come home – a great bunch of…
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