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Connect Hackney’s November learning event: Ageing Well in Hackney: Finding solutions to Older People’s isolation’

We’re delighted to announce Connect Hackney’s upcoming learning event ‘Ageing Well in Hackney: Finding solutions to Older People’s isolation’, on the 26 November, 10am – 1.30pm, to be hosted online via Zoom. This replaces our learning event originally schedule for 2nd April 2020 that was cancelled due to the pandemic, and builds on learning gathered since then.

In this event we will:
• Cover themes specifically around loneliness and isolation amongst older people, exploring the additional impact of COVID-19, especially in relation to digital exclusion.
• We will also be examining the impact the Connect Hackney programme has had over the past six years across policy, funding, service delivery and on ultimate outcomes for older people and what more can and needs to be done to prevent and/or reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older people living in Hackney.

In the room will be policy makers, funders, delivery partners, as well as members of our Older People’s Committee who have played a key role in the governance of Connect Hackney. Kate Jopling, a policy and strategy consultant who has worked extensively on loneliness, will be joining to provide a picture of the national context and how that’s been further shaped by the pandemic; and we also pleased to have Cllrs Chris Kennedy, and Yvonne Maxwell speaking.

You will hear presentations from our evaluators from the University of East London (UEL) on our most recent research findings.

Please join us and share this invitation with all those who might be interested.

In the meantime, we are pleased to share four brand new reports hot off the press for you, put together by our UEL research team:
i) Community Connectors which explores the effectiveness of the Community Connectors project and explains what features specifically have encouraged participants to stay with the project, and how it’s impacted them;
ii) Digital Inclusion which examines the use of technology has helped to reduce social isolation and loneliness and looks at the key mechanisms for that;
iii) Reach Engagement and Retention which looks at different methods projects have used to reach and engage participants and speaks to the challenges and barriers and how projects have overcome these; and
iv) Annual Report – this covers the first year of our evaluation with UEL team and examines what has been learned during that period.

Additionally, all of our key messages documents and videos can be found here.

We hope you can join us. Just register here to reserve your place on the day. We look forward to having you in the room, sharing our latest learning, hearing what you have to say and working together for a brighter future for older people in Hackney.

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