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Leeds Older People’s Forum

Projects & campaigns

We work to bring about change in many areas.

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Time to Shine

Our flagship programme for tackling loneliness and social isolation in Leeds began in April 2015 and is set to run until March 2022. Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, 86 third sector partners have been involved in delivering a wide-ranging plan filled with exciting campaigns, events and initiatives, made up of 131 projects.

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Shine Magazine

Shine Magazine is a monthly publication we deliver as part of our Time to Shine programme, sharing the many wonderful real-life stories of older people in Leeds.

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Age Proud Leeds

Age Proud Leeds is a campaign raising awareness of ageism, with a view to changing negative attitudes around ageing and challenging how older people are sometimes viewed in society.

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Friendly Communities

Our Friendly Communities project brings together Age Friendly Leeds and Dementia Friendly Leeds, with the ultimate aim of making Leeds an age and dementia friendly city.

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Neighbourhood Networks

Leeds Neighbourhood Networks are community based, locally led organisations that support older people to live independently and participate within their own communities. 

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Shine a Light on Loneliness

During the pandemic, loneliness – experienced by people of all ages – has been an issue like never before. That's why we're campaigning to bring loneliness out of the shadows and keep it high on the agenda.

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Men’s Health Unlocked

Men’s Health Unlocked connects and supports people working with men in Leeds to develop and deliver services that address men’s health inequalities. About this project Funded by…

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IDOP – International Day of Older People

About this project The City of Leeds promotes and celebrates IDOP each year in October to promote: a positive view of old age older people being enabled…

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