Action Against Loneliness Conference: Tackling the social epidemic
“For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life. I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers and by those who have lost loved ones.” – Prime Minister Theresa May
More than 9 million people in the UK “often” or “always” feel lonely. Research has shown that social isolation is as damaging to a person’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, putting extra pressure on the health and social care system.
The UK’s ageing population means more people than ever are living alone, with many over-75s going days or weeks without any meaningful interactions. The final report by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness highlighted other at-risk groups including young adults, new parents and migrants.
In response to the findings of the report, Theresa May has appointed a Minister for Loneliness and set out plans for a cross-government strategy.
Join us for the Action Against Loneliness Conference where leading experts from charities, local government and the health sector will discuss solutions to the challenges of social isolation. Learn practical strategies for combating loneliness in your community, understand how investing in initiatives can ease pressure on vital services and see how employers and other organisations can do more to help.
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- Discussing the government’s forthcoming loneliness strategy: what to expect?
- Exploring how can we bring together different organisations and public services to identify opportunities to reduce loneliness and strengthen community
- Getting to grips with the loneliness challenges facing millennials and the impact it is having on study, work and social
- Unpicking the impact loneliness is having on our health and social care system and putting in place measure to support those who identify as lonely
- Utilising local authority assets to create programmes that tacky isolation loneliness in communities – strengthening social bonds
- Putting in place cost effective social isolation interventions with the help of commissioners and health and wellbeing boards
Who should attend?
- Clinical Directors
- Community Engagement Officers
- Directors of Public Health
- Directors of Ageing
- Health and Well-being Managers
- Health and Social Care Commissioners
- General Practitioners
- Project and Business Managers
- Service and Commissioning Managers
- Sheltered Housing Officers
- Social Workers