Ageing Better: Addressing loneliness for those living in sheltered housing
Ageing Better is hosting an event on 22 July 2021 featuring learning from the Ageing Better programme, focusing on people living in sheltered housing.
This online event will explore the learning that the six year Ageing Better programme has gathered through its work with older people living in sheltered accommodation.
Loneliness and social isolation affects older people living in these settings in different ways. This online event will be an opportunity to hear from Ageing Better partnerships who will share what they have learnt about the specific issues faced by people living in sheltered housing and what works to support engagement and to enable people to develop and build meaningful social connections. The session is designed to be a lively and participative event, featuring presentations and participatory group sessions, so participants can share learning together.
About Ageing BetterAgeing Better is a seven-year, £87 million investment from The National Lottery Community Fund which aims to support people aged over 50 who are experiencing or at risk of social isolation and loneliness, so that they can lead more fulfilling lives, better connected to their communities. 14 local partnerships are working to ensure that people aged 50 and over are:
• less isolated and lonely
• more actively involved in their communities, with their views and participation valued more highly
• more engaged in the design and delivery of services that improve their social connections
• recognised for their positive contribution to society.
Ageing Better also supports:
• services that improve social connections to be better planned, co-ordinated and delivered
• the development of better evidence about how to reduce isolation and loneliness for people aged over 50, in order to improve the design of services in the future.