Monday, 27 April 2015

Conference: Isolation and Older Men - Understanding the Challenge and Developing New Services

From Independent Age, International Longevity Centre-UK, Manchester City Council, the Whitworth Art Gallery, and the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research, University of Manchester

Friday 8 May 2015, 11.00am - 4.30pm, registration from 10.30am

The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M15 6ER

Speakers:
Janet Morrison (Chief Executive, Independent Age)
Sally-Marie Bamford (ILC-UK)
Brian Beach (ILC-UK)
Ed Watts (Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester)

A major report published by Independent Age and the International Longevity Centre UK - Isolation: the emerging crisis for older men – found 1.2 million people in England reporting a moderate to high degree of social isolation. Isolation was itself found to be an important factor contributing to loneliness in old age.

At this conference, the authors of the study will provide an overview of the findings along with recommendations for challenging loneliness and the implications for local government, the third sector and government itself. The second half of the conference will report on work undertaken by Ed Watts from the Whitworth Gallery and commissioned by the Baring foundation to research older men’s participation in cultural activity across the UK.

Please register online for this free event

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