Would you like to help make Leeds a more age friendly city?

Time to Shine (funded by the Big Lottery programme) has published an Age Friendly Charter for Leeds, after consulting with nearly 200 older people.

Time to Shine is now looking for people to be part of a steering group to decide the next direction to help make Leeds a more Age Friendly city.Age Friendly Steering Group flyer

Being a part of the group would mean:

  • Meeting regularly (probably monthly or every six weeks; exact frequency to be decided by the group).
  • Helping to determine Time to Shine’s Age Friendly priorities
  • As you are able, promoting the work of the group in your local community and online

Meetings will take place in various locations around Leeds. Venues will always be accessible and conveniently located for as many people as possible. You would be reimbursed for travel expenses, including taxis if necessary.

The first meeting will ideally happen in early February.

If you are over 50 and might be interested, please get in touch with Emily Axel to discuss further: emily@opforum.org.uk or 0113 244 1697


Meeting about a new group to campaign for older people in Leeds

Calling all Leeds Older People!

Are you interested in being part of a vibrant group campaigning for older people’s rights? Do you want to influence positive change locally and nationally?

Bramley Elderly Action is supporting the establishment of a Leeds group of the National Pensioners Convention (NPC), which campaigns on key issues affecting older people across Britain through a federation of over 100 local groups.

If you may be interested in being part of a newly formed Leeds NPC group, come and join us:

10.30–12.00, Friday 5 February, at Leeds Civic Hall (Rooms 6 & 7)
Speakers include Dot Gibson, General Secretary of the NPC

Please also join us after the meeting at Leeds City Museum Cafe, for lunch and informal discussion.

To give us an idea of numbers please let us know at npcleeds@gmail.com or phone Lee Ingham at Bramley Elderly Action on 0113 236 1644.

If you may be interested in being involved but unable to get to the meeting, please let us know and we will keep you informed.

The NPC’s main objective is to promote the welfare and interests of all pensioners, as a way of securing dignity, respect and financial security in retirement.

The NPC organises rallies and lobbies of MPs, leads delegations to parliament and makes submissions to government on policies affecting older people. Current campaigns include: single tier state pension; universal pensioner benefits; fair care; fuel poverty; end frozen pensions; dignity code; save our buses; generations united; public toilets, and many more!