The UK’s population is ageing; as life expectancy increases, more than two million people in the UK over the age of 75 live alone. Loneliness, especially for those who are older, is an increasing problem and one that can have a significant impact on health, well-being, and our nation’s public services.
The Government’s aim, as part of its Industrial Strategy, is to invest in healthy living to ensure existing and future generations can enjoy at least five extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035. So what are private and public sector organisations doing to beat the loneliness epidemic and help our baby boomers boom and future generations thrive?
This is just one of the questions we aim to answer at the Clarion Loneliness Summit, where we will also gain some insight on how loneliness affects the UK, and take a look at the conditions, trends, challenges and opportunities to improve lives.
To bring this topic to life, we bring together some fantastic key speakers:
Dr Hilary Jones, Acorn Stairlifts
A familiar and trusted face to millions, Dr Hilary has been dispensing sound medical advice on screen, on radio, in national newspapers and through a series of bestselling books for many years. Dr Hilary is Medical Advisor to Acorn Stairlifts, the world’s leading stairlift provider.
Dr Maria Horne, Leeds University
Maria's main research theme is the ‘promotion of health and well-being across the life course’ and falls under two main themes firstly exercise and fragility across the life course older adults’ health and well-being - with an emphasis on reducing sedentary time, increasing physical activity levels, promoting active ageing, psycho-social issues that can affect the lives of older adults, self-management of long term conditions, ethnicity and culture, cultural adaptation of interventions and changing health behavior across the life course.
Clare Forbes, Friends Against Scams
‘Friends Against Scams’ is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand. Friends Against Scams is designed to inspire action, highlight the scale of the problem, change the perceptions of why people fall for scams and make scams a community, regional and national topic.
Steve Tope, Tunstall Healthcare
Market-leading provider of Connected Care and Health solutions, Tunstall Healthcare has pioneered the use of technology to support those with care and health needs to live independently for as long as possible. The aim is to balance freedom with reassurance, and provide tailored support which meets individuals' needs, now and in the future.
The seminar will be followed by a short panel discussion where Leeds Community Foundation, Shared Lives Plus and Sporting Memories Foundation will discuss their support of connecting communities and efforts to prevent loneliness and isolation.
When? Tuesday 10 September 2019
Where? Elizabeth House, 13-19 Queen Street, Leeds LS1 2TW
12.30pm Registration and lunch
1.15pm Seminar to start
2.30pm Panel discussion
3.00pm Seminar to end and networking
To reserve your place or if you have any questions regarding the event please contact our Marketing Team on 0113 336 3348 or via email at email@example.com
Please note that places are limited for this event.