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Shine amplifies the voice of older people. We tell older people’s stories in a printed magazine and online through podcasts, films and articles. We include interviews, first-person narratives, memories, advice, issues, opinion and information.


Shine has been in circulation since spring 2020, initially in response to lockdown. Since then we have distributed over 100,000 print copies, reaching thousands of older people across Leeds in print and online. We specifically target 5000 older people who may not access to the internet. We provide a sense of community and connection to lonely older people in the city. After initially being funded by the National Lottery through the Time to Shine project, Shine is now an independently-run arm of Leeds Older People’s Forum.


Shine works with a group of older writers who interview people, write articles and produce other content. We work in close partnership with many older people’s organisations to source stories and make sure the magazine reaches the target audience.

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