Influencing Conference 2021 – Final Call For Registration

With less than a week to go until this year’s Virtual Influencing Conference, find out all the details, including how to book your place for Wednesday 13th October.

The annual Age UK Influencing Conference is less than a week away, taking place online on 13th October from 10am until 3pm. Registration closes on 12th October at 12pm. You can register to attend and choose your workshop here or find out more information below. We welcome multiple attendees from the same local Age UK.

The conference is a gathering of staff and trustees from local partners across the Age UK network, providing the opportunity to discuss how we can best work together to influence decision makers both at the local and national level, to share ideas and celebrate our successes.

This year’s conference will focus on the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda. We will be joined by Dr Gemma Tetlow of the Institute For Government, to discuss what this means for older people, and Dr Bola Owolabi from NHS England, to discuss how to respond to the impact of the pandemic on health inequalities for older people. You can see the full agenda, including workshops and panels, below.


Welcome and housekeeping 10:00 – 10:05

Nicola Upton, Age UK Sutton

Opening Remarks 10:10 – 10:15

Caroline Abrahams CBE, Charity Director, Age UK

Opening Plenary 10:15 – 11:00

What does ‘levelling up’ mean for older people?

Dr Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist, Institute For Government
Caroline Abrahams CBE, Charity Director, Age UK

BREAK 11:00 – 11:15
Workshops 11:15  – 12:00

Workshop A: Age Friendly Places

Alex Hayes, National Lottery Community Fund
Carly Urbanski, Age UK Bristol

Workshop B: Addressing inequalities for older people in our communities

Jonathon Prasad, Lancashire BME Network
Anne Oliver, Age UK Lancashire

Workshop C: Moving Forward with Digital Inclusion

Graham Gardiner, Chief Executive, Age UK Lambeth
John McGeachy, Senior Campaigns Officer, Age UK London

LUNCH 12:00 – 13:00
Plenary 13:00 – 13:45

Responding to the impact of the pandemic on health and wellbeing.

Dr Bola Owolabi, Director – Health Inequalities, NHS England
Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK

BREAK 13:45 – 14:00
Panel discussion 14:00 – 14:50

How can local Age UKs influence the local levelling up agenda?

Dale Maskell, Chief Executive, Age UK Cheshire
Dr Elizabeth Webb, Head of Research, Age UK
Nicola Upton, Chief Executive, Age UK Sutton

Closing remarks 14:50 – 15:00

Abi Wood, Chief Executive, Age UK London

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