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Trending Elders

Trending elders is LOPF’s quarterly survey of member organisations, through which we gather up-to-date intelligence on the issues affecting older people in Leeds.

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About this project

Trending Elders an important tool for amplifying the collective voice of our members, and the older people they work with.

We use findings from Trending Elders quarterly reports to:

  • increase our own understanding of what’s going on
  • brief politicians and media
  • inform and influence commissioners and funders

Quote of the quarter

One lady was hit with a huge
energy bill due to her having an
immersion heater. When the
energy prices rose, her supplier
contacted her and told her she
was over £1000 in debt and that
they would increase her monthly
direct debit to £400. Mrs E is in
her 90s and widowed; her only
income is her state pension. This
increase meant that nearly half
of her income would be spent
on energy bills. She had resorted
to turning her hot water and
heating off completely and just
boiling her kettle to get a wash..

Front cover of issue 3 of Trending Elders.
Otley Action for Older People

Read our quarterly reports, all very brief and digestible:

You can find all our Trending Elders reports by choosing ‘Trending Elders survey reports’ in the drop down search box on our resources page.

Use your voice!

Please become a regular respondent to Trending Elders. We ask just three regular questions in an online survey, making it very quick to do.

Please contact if you would like to help amplify our collective voice.