Rachel is the Chief Executive Officer of Leeds Older People’s Forum

Rachel joined LOPF in 2009, becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2015. She has been involved in the Forum’s key achievements, which include; advocating important member issues such as hospital discharge and housing, establishing a 130+ member strong alliance of Dementia Friendly organisations, and attracting 6m in funding to the city to tackle social isolation and loneliness.

Rachel is most proud of LOPF being an organisation that truly puts older people at the heart of all of its work.

Rachel’s scariest moment was leading a 60 strong flash (dance) mob of older people doing a hand jive to ‘We Love to Boogie’ by T-Rex in Leeds’ Victoria Quarter to raise awareness of Age Friendly issues.

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