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


What do we do about anxiety? (Time to Learn)

Tuesday 6 August 2019, 2.00-4.00
Bramley Community Centre, LS13 2JB

An opportunity to look at what we do about anxiety when we discover that is one of the barriers to re-engaging an individual with a social network. What do you do next when you are not a mental health practitioner?
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Finding out about how the WARM WELCOME works (Time to Learn)

Thursday 12 September 2019, 2.00-4.00
Yew Tree Court, LS17 5PT

Following on from our discussions at the Toolkits Workshop, work being done by other Ageing Better programmes across the UK and discussions across the Time to Shine Delivery Partner network we are hoping to learn from Billy Barnes (of Ageing Better Middlesbrough) about the Warm Welcome work (part of the Church Urban Fund initiative in Middlesborough and Cleveland).

We'd like to learn how the work he does and the work happening across smaller groups in Leeds, often faith-based, can be welcoming to all older people.
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Working with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (Time to Learn)

Thursday 7 November 2019, 2.00-4.00
Venue to be confirmed

Hanna (Time to Shine’s first Learning Facilitator) worked with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to produce a training session for their Safe and Well programme. All fire fighters in West Yorkshire are now trained to identify people at risk of social isolation and loneliness and refer them, usually to the local Neighbourhood Network.

Jack Bennett (Leeds District Prevention Manager) will come to enable us to have a discussion about how it works, and how you can refer people to them for Safe and Well visits.
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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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