The latest updates from Time to Shine – July 2016

The latest updates from

Time to Shine

Making Leeds less lonely for older people

In this edition:

Focus Group Participants Needed!

Time to Shine’s local evaluation team is arranging a number of focus group sessions for older people. Each session is jointly led by an academic researcher and an older person who is involved as a peer researcher. The…
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AWOC Conference Reflections

Ageing Without Children hosted a national conference in Birmingham on 27 June 2016 to talk about how to plan for a later life if you can’t rely on children for help. 
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Join us for Leeds Pride placard-making on 13th July

We are having a placard-making session for Leeds Pride at the LOPF HQ. We are asking anybody interested in crafts to come along and help us create the best Time to Shine placards they can so we can promote our message at Leeds…
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​Learning Disability Community Development Project

We are looking for a delivery partner to help us gain a better understanding of how many older learning disabled people are experiencing social isolation in our city. We want to know what the barriers are for them in developing meaningful social…
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Success stories from the Time to Shine BME Network

I’m not sad and depressed any more An elderly Indian woman was referred to Time to Shine BME Network by a group leader. She was very isolated as she wasn’t going out. She was very low in confidence and was…
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Loneliness and Me: Becky’s Story

My husband was given 51 weeks to live after a cancer diagnosis. Because he was very ill for almost a year before he died I sort of switched to automatic and did everything I should do on a practical level. In retrospect I did some of my grieving…
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Loneliness and Me: Ted’s Story

I’d been a driver all my life — it’s what I always wanted to do ever since I was a little boy. Deliveries, then ambulance driving. I loved joking with passengers and making them feel at ease. I retired at 70 and was looking…
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Volunteers’ Week: A volunteer’s experience of Shared Tables, More than a Mealtime

To celebrate Volunteers’ Week we want to share positive stories from volunteers that work with our delivery partners to improve the lives of older people across Leeds. Shared Tables brings single people together to eat as a…
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