CONFRONTING AND TACKLING LONELINESS IN THE UK
This is a reminder about the upcoming event on Confronting and Tackling Loneliness in the UK on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 at the Congress Centre, London WC1B 3LS. Delegates attending will examine the impact of loneliness on public health, learning about the challenges and solutions of raising public awareness, and how to deliver an integrated multi-agency approach to preventing loneliness.
This event coincides with recent reports that 10% of people in the UK over the age of 65 experience chronic loneliness. In addition, a recent nationwide survey by Opinium reported that 83% of 18-34-year-olds are ‘often, always or sometimes’ lonely. With recent strategies and reports put in place by ACEVO, Worcestershire Federation of Womens Institutes has the opportunity to examine the impact of loneliness and social isolation, and the subsequent implications for public services including health and social care.
Special Keynote by Cllr Richard Kemp CBE, Vice Chair – Community Well-being Board, Local Government Association
Emphasising the Role of Local Authorities in Tackling Loneliness
Highlighting the physical and mental threat posed by loneliness and social isolation and the valuable role that local authorities can play in prevention and the reduction of its effects on both younger and older people
Understanding the benefits of a comprehensive local loneliness policy, not just in terms of reduction of personal distress and suffering, but also reduced pressure on social and health services
Working alongside multi-sector partners to outline a range of actions for effectively combating loneliness by building on the latest evidence
Addressing loneliness in the context of a wider strategy to promote older people’s wellbeing
Special Keynote by Simon Dixon, Parliamentary and Policy Officer, ACEVO
Highlighting the Growing Issue of Youth Loneliness
Examining the findings of the Coming in from the Cold report on the need to consider the challenges presented by loneliness amongst young people
Addressing urban loneliness in particular as part of the ‘Five for the Future’ campaign, which aims to ensure that prevention-focussed public services, delivered in partnership with the voluntary sector, are in receipt of five per cent of all public spending
Offering practical solutions for local businesses, voluntary and social enterprise organisations and local authorities
Acknowledging the connections between loneliness and social exclusion among the young and phenomena such as gang crime and extremism
View the Agenda here. Limited places remaining, register online or by phone: 0203 770 6580.