This event aims to provide learning and engagement opportunities for emerging academic researchers, across disciplines, working on issues of loneliness and isolation in later life.

This event aims to provide learning and engagement opportunities for emerging academic researchers, across disciplines, working on issues of loneliness and isolation in later life. 

In recent years there has been growing recognition of the personal and social cost of loneliness and social isolation in later life (Routasalo et al 2003; Victor et al 2000, 2009; Scharf et al 2002). With changes to public services in Wales and the UK, there is an increased need to identify and address the root causes of loneliness and social isolation in later life, while finding effective solutions to address the issue among chronically lonely and isolated older adults. 

Developed in collaboration with Ageing Well in Wales and the Campaign to end loneliness, this one day event brings together early career researchers with community project teams, service providers, practitioners and older people themselves to discuss research needs for combating loneliness and isolation and to find ways to increase the impact of research. 

Programme

09.00 – 09.30

Tea, coffee and registration

09.30 – 09.40

Welcome address

09.40 – 12.00

Presentations from research and practice

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch

13.00 – 16.00

Workshop session on combatting loneliness

Event registration

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