Forum Central is a network of health and social care third sector organisations in Leeds.

Forum Central is a network of health and social care third sector organisations in Leeds delivered by the partnership of:

  • Leeds Older People’s Forum and
  • Volition (the Mental Health, Physical and Sensory Impairment and Learning Disabilities Forum)

Our mission is to be a collective voice for the health and care third sector

Our combined membership stands at almost 300 third sector organisations working across Leeds – large and small with membership open to all third sector organisations working in health and care in Leeds.

Forum Central supports and represents the diverse third sector working with health and social care needs in Leeds; we promote and support partnership working across the city and provide information for and about the sector.

We do this across health and care with a focus on four specialist areas of: learning disabilities, mental health, older people and physical and sensory impairment.

All our activities are informed, driven and led by our members and our Boards of Trustees.

Members organisations are supported through sharing good practice, networking and partnership opportunities, and are kept informed about what is happening across our specialist areas and the wider health and care agenda.

We bring a long history of strategic partnership working and work closely with our health and care partners including Leeds City Council, the NHS through the three Leeds’ Clinical Commissioning Groups, the three NHS trusts, public health colleagues as well as our third sector infrastructure partners.

Our vision is a better quality of life for people in Leeds.