Age Friendly Leeds
Age Friendly Leeds is a campaign to make Leeds a city where people of all ages can actively participate in community life.
Leeds is working towards being an Age Friendly City, joining over 800 cities in 40 countries. The global network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities is a World Health Organisation initiative.
An age friendly community…
- enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age
- is a place that makes it easy for older people to stay connected to people that are important to them
- helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages
- provides appropriate support to those who need it.
In practical terms, an age friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities.
We encourage business and organisations to become more Age and Dementia Friendly. We work with a steering group of older people to help identify priorities and to keep Leeds Age Friendly Charter moving forwards.
We manage the ‘Come in and Rest’ scheme, through which local businesses and services can show they are welcoming to Older People who may want to pop in and sit down for a while.
We are recruiting Age Friendly Ambassadors to help us get the Age Friendly initiative rolled out across the city.