This week is Loneliness Awareness Week, a great chance to connect with others working in the sector to tackle loneliness and promote your services. Here’s a reminder of some of the ways you can get involved, including: template social media wording to help spread the word; details of our webinar tomorrow; and Thursday’s Tackling Loneliness Hub workshop on addressing loneliness in the workplace.
If you have 5 minutes:
You can spread the word on your social media channels, using these template social media posts and graphics to raise awareness of loneliness, recruit new volunteers and promote your services.
All the materials you need are on the Box here.
If you have an hour:
Join us at our webinar, Tackling Loneliness at its Roots: how can we best support low-income households to overcome social isolation?
It will be hosted by Age UK on behalf of the DCMS Tackling Loneliness Champions. The panel will be discussing long-term, sustainable solutions to support those on low incomes to overcome loneliness, and will shine a spotlight on several innovative schemes.
Date: Tuesday 14th June, 11am-12pm
Chair: Darren Henry MP, Vice-chair of the APPG for Tackling Loneliness and Connected Communities
Platform: Zoom, please register here in advance
- Robin Hewings, Programme Director, Campaign to End Loneliness
- Jenny Paton, Deputy CEO, Age UK Wirral
- Simone Banks, Lead Youth Worker, Youth Focus North East
- Timothy Leech, CEO, Wavelength
If you would like to attend, please register here.
If you have an hour and a half:
Attend the Tackling Loneliness Hub workshop on addressing loneliness in the workplace. Please register here.
Date: Thursday 16th June, 2-3.30pm
This workshop will be a chance to hear examples of what works and understand how loneliness can affect colleagues and organisations. By the end of the workshop, we’ll have developed initial steps for addressing loneliness within our own organisations, with a particular focus on employee life cycles.
The workshop will cover:
1. Overview of Employers and Loneliness Guide
2. In focus: research on loneliness in the workplace
3. Case study and discussion: Re-engage approach to addressing loneliness in the workplace
4. Addressing loneliness throughout the employee lifecycle and life stages.
If you have any questions or would like any more information about Loneliness Awareness Week, please email Rhianon.Steeds@ageuk.org.uk.