We are thrilled to be one of 12 projects in Leeds who have received funding from the Department of Transport ‘Tacking Loneliness with Transport’ fund.

We will be running a short pilot project looking at how transport can support older carers to make connections with others to reduce loneliness and social isolation.

We hope to begin the service in August and it will run until May 2023.

Travel Connections - Leeds Older People's Forum

About this project

Travel Connections incorporates 12 separate projects exploring how to improve transport options for older people. Six local third sector organisations are partners in the programme, with LOPF also expanding our Friendly Communities project to include work on travel.

The projects come under five themes:

  1. Buses
  2. Taxis
  3. Active travel
  4. Community transport
  5. Travel conversations

The first four themes explore how the vast network of existing transport resources in Leeds can be better used to reduce loneliness. The fifth theme focuses on creating conversations between older people and decision-makers so that older people’s voices are heard at strategic city levels.

Travel Connections will run until 31 May 2023.

Hailing a bus