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Another in a series of monthly online events from Time to Shine, today we will be taking a look at providing a Warm Welcome to events.

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There have been a number of times over the past few years when we have talked about the challenges involved in introducing people to new activities to increase their confidence and develop new friendships.

We know it is not an easy thing to do so we are really pleased that Annabel Collins from Ageing Better in Camden will be joining us to talk about their Warm Welcome approach. In common with many of you reaching our to encourage socially isolated older people to engage with activities they noted it was hard for people to join new groups, that they could encourage people to attend once but the older person did not attend again, that not all groups offer a warm welcome. Ageing better in Camden have undertaken lots of research around the issue, and practical logistics of making it happen and have some brilliant resources to share.

We will also be launching a Time to Shine toolkit and checklist which you could use with new staff and volunteers to help them make sure the Warm Welcome works day-to-day for your organisation.

As Time to Shine moves into its seventh and final year we are running a series of events for older people's organisations. These events are of interest to anyone who works with older people, managers, paid workers and volunteers. The events will share the learning gathered from Time to Shine delivery partners in Leeds over the last six years, and will also include learning from the other 13 Ageing Better programmes. They will also involve you in discussion with colleagues about how you might use this learning in real life settings within your organisations.

The zoom link will be sent to you when you book. Please do encourage colleagues to join the event but ask them to book themselves so we can get an idea of numbers.

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The presentations are available as word documents for anyone using screen reading software, just ask.

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Organiser Time To Shine, Leeds Older People's Forum

Organiser of We all need a Warm Welcome

Run by Leeds Older people's Forum, Time to Shine aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness of the older population in Leeds.

Time to Shine is one of fourteen areas which form Ageing Better ; and ambitious, large-scale programme funded and developed by the National lottery Community Fund. Ageing better aims to improve the life of people aged 50 and over by reducing social isolation and loneliness.

Time to Shine takes a very positive view on learning. We have developed a test and learn approach to finding out what works to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst older people. The most important thing is to learn from this and use that learning to improve things in the future.

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