The latest updates from Time to Shine — January 2018

The latest updates from

Time to Shine

Making Leeds less lonely for older people

In this edition:

Final Report: Young At Arts – Yorkshire Dance (LEAF Partnership)

The LEAF partnership, a consortium of six arts and culture organisations led by Yorkshire Dance, co-produced an integrated two-year programme giving socially isolated older people the opportunity to connect through cultural encounters, creative…
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Final Report: Walk With Me – Feel Good Factor

Walk with Me linked volunteers (16+) to older people to provide support and encouragement to get out of the house. Individual volunteers were linked to an individual older person and together they worked to achieve the older person’s goals…
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Final Report: Street Links – Richmond Hill Elderly Action

Street Links was about finding local vulnerable and isolated older people, and gently connecting them with their neighbours and the local community. This project came to a close in October 2017. The Project built a chain of connections…
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Final Report: Raat Di Roti – Touchstone Sikh Elders

Raat di Roti means ‘Evening Meal’ in Punjabi. They were part of Time to Shine until October 2017, when their project came to a close. Volunteers invited an older person to share their evening meal. Through the ritual of sharing a nutritious…
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Final Report: Community Connect – Community First Yorkshire

Community First Yorkshire were formerly known as Rural Action Yorkshire. Their initial Time to Shine project, Community Connect, came to a close in June 2017. The project worked intensively with three village halls in rural North East…
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Final Report: More Than A Mealtime – Cross Gates and District GNS

Now that we are into our third year of Time to Shine, some of our projects from the first round of commissioning have drawn to a close. Their legacy will live on in everything we learned about what is effective about addressing social isolation, and…
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