Though Leeds joined the Age Friendly Network in August 2014, we did not have any formal information about what being Age Friendly actually means to people in Leeds. Through consultation with 176 older people around Leeds (via focus groups and written questionnaires), Time to Shine posed questions related to each of the World Health Organisation’s Age Friendly Domains, looking for what older people would want to see in each of those domains. Many common themes emerged, which were incorporated into the first draft of the Charter. Time to Shine took this draft back to the original contributors for comment, and incorporated feedback into a final version of the Charter. Participants gave positive feedback about the process: one said, “I am pleased to note that someone is taking an interest in lives that built that foundation of our present society.”While the Charter is a starting point only, it is a representation of the views of Older People themselves, rather than any assumptions professionals might make.
Main target group: Older people in general
Desired outcome for older people:
Name: Axel, Emily
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.orgPreferred language(s): English