Forum Central is the collective voice for the health and care third sector in Leeds, delivered in partnership by Leeds Older People’s Forum and Volition.
Our vision is a better quality of life for people in Leeds.

We connect third sector organisations in Leeds with decision makers in health and social care. We influence strategic developments, policy and ways of working across health and social care. This includes links with the Local Authority, NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) and Local Care Partnerships (LCPs) in Leeds.

Our work is informed, driven and led by our members. With a membership network of around 300 organisations we are the collective voice for the health and care third sector in Leeds.
We coordinate specialist networks that focus on:

  • Communities of Interest (COIN)
  • Learning disability
  • Men’s health (Men’s Health Unlocked)
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Physical and sensory impairment
  • Workforce (HR Network)

Forum Central supports over 40 third sector representatives, who perform a range of representative and advocacy roles in Leeds. Reps attend a wide range of meetings in the city from the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWWB) to the various population boards.

We keep the third sector informed, connected and visible.



C24, Josephs Well, Hanover Ln, Leeds LS3 1AB

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