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What next? Covid-19 learning on tackling loneliness

This interactive digital event featured learning from the Ageing Better partnerships, focusing on what they learned about tackling loneliness during the pandemic using a blended model of engagement.

It was the third event in the Ageing Better programme’s dissemination events series, taking place on 20 October 2020.

We heard from four of the local partnerships from the Ageing Better programme about what they learned about tackling loneliness with people over 50 during the Covid-19 pandemic, and what should be taken forward and applied.

The cross-cutting theme of their learning was the importance of a blended model for delivery as we move forwards. Specifically, there were three themes they touched upon:

  • restarting face-to-face activity
  • continuing remote connection (digital, telephone, films, etc)
  • the importance of the role of connectors

There were then smaller group discussions on these three themes, providing opportunities throughout to engage with other participants and make new connections.

Around 120 people joined the event with many insights shared, 100% saying they would recommend an event like this to a colleague.

It was beneficial to hear from other organisations facing the same issues as mine.

Outputs from the event:

Please take a look at the insights pack from the event, which includes links to the speakers’ talks.