Age Friendly Work

The first year of this project saw the creation of an Age Friendly Charter for Leeds, written by older people from all over the city. We are now working with third-sector organisations, health providers, the Council and businesses to implement it. The strategy is led by a steering group of adults over 50; get in touch to find out how you can help.

For the full six years of the Time to Shine project, Leeds Older People's Forum will be working to make Leeds a more age-friendly city. Following the guidelines laid out by the World Health Organisation, Age Friendly Campaign Officer Emily Axel will be speaking to older people all over Leeds to find out about life as an older person in Leeds and what could be better. 

We will be working closely with Leeds City Council, which has its own Age Friendly Leeds initiative. 

Age Friendly Charter

In October 2016, Time to Shine published an Age Friendly Charter for the city of Leeds. Time to Shine developed this Charter in consultation with nearly 200 older people all over the city, as well as with the Ageing Well Board and the Making Leeds the Best City to Grow Old In Breakthrough Project. A full report on the process accompanies the Charter. 

A steering group formed in January 2017 to help move the Charter forward. We meet monthly in Leeds city centre to identify priorities and develop strategies for bringing those priorities to life. If you or someone you know might like to join the group, please get in touch with Emily. 

Signing Up to the Charter

If you or your organisation would like to sign up to the Charter, please send an email to [email protected] If you can, include a jpeg or png of your logo. Emily will add you to the list of committed organisations and send you a printed copy to display.

The Charter lays out pledges for different groups to make, but you are welcome to add your own unique pledges as well. 

See who's already signed up.

If you would like to have a conversation about signing up, or seek any advice, please ring 0113 244 1697 and ask for Emily. 

To Download

Age Friendly Charter 

Age Friendly Charter Large-Print Version 

Age Friendly Charter B&W Version (for printing)

Charter Report

We also have a Braille version. If you would like printed copies of any of the above sent to you, just let us know! 

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