Time to Learn


What is Time to Learn?

Time to Learn is a series of topic specific, informal workshops for anyone who would like to develop their knowledge and skills in the topic. It’s a time to share good practice between organisations, local delivery partners and share what we’re learning from other Ageing Better programmes nationally. There’s a strong emphasis on using the time to learn with and from your peers.

Time to Learn sessions last for about two hours. We try to run them in different parts of Leeds, to make it easier for more people to take part.

We use accessible venues. Refreshments are always available. Time to Learn sessions are free, always interesting, and sometimes there is cake!

Who can take part in Time to Learn?

Anyone, volunteer or paid, from organisations working with older people, with an interest in the subject, can take part in Time to Learn sessions.

What sort of topics are covered by Time to Learn?

Topics covered reflect where Time to Shine, or other Ageing Better programmes, already have some key learning , or areas that Time to Shine Delivery Partners in Leeds have identified as something that would help them. Sessions have included:

We also run more formal training for Delivery Partners.

Forthcoming Time to Learn sessions


Winter networking meeting (focus on mental health)

Wednesday 4 December 4 2019, 2.00-4.00
Heart Centre, LS6 3HN

Time to Shine networking meetings are a chance to share practice. Meetings are fairly informal, with a guest speaker or two, followed by quick updates from those around the room, and then a focused discussion on a topic. There is usually plenty of opportunity to network as well, and biscuits!

This meeting will have a focus on Mental Health. This follows on from discussions we have been having about the prevalence of anxiety in some socially isolated older people, which led to questions about IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies)

  • Amy Darcy of Community Links will tell us how the newly titled Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service works for older people.
  • I will be sharing the final draft of the Time to Shine Anxiety toolkit which we have pulled together following comments from delivery partners.
  • Zoe Limbert from Mindwell will talk about how to use the website. I will be sure to take feedback about how age friendly it is.
  • We will also have information available from Leeds Recovery College

These meetings are now extended to any organisation working with older people in Leeds. Anyone with an interest in the subject, who would like to share ways of working or ask how others tackle things, would be very welcome to join us.

The event is free.

Book your place


Get in touch with Time to Shine Learning Facilitator, Jessica if you have an idea for a Time to Learn topic, or you would like to know about forthcoming sessions.

Jessica Duffy
[email protected]
0113 244 1697

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