Combatting Loneliness and Isolation Conference. All the lonely people… where do they all come from?

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 22/03/2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location
West London Synagogue

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Keynote speakers:

Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger, West London Synagogue
Caroline Abrahams, Director, AGE UK
Sophie Andrews OBE, Chief Executive, The Silver Line
Trish Powell, Executive Producer, Channel 4’s documentary: The Old People’s Home for Four-Year-Olds

Join us to learn about local and nationwide initiatives taking place to combat loneliness and isolation including practical workshops to take back to your communities. We will conclude the day with a special plenary chaired by Rabbi Miriam Berger.

Workshops to choose from are:

Morning Workshops 11:30-12:30 (M) Speaker/s
M1. Age UK – What does Age UK do and how we can use them locally? Caroline Abrahams, Director, Age UK
M2. Old age is like everything else, to make a success of it, you’ve got to start young! Wendy Stolerman, Senior Family Carers Support Worker, Jewish Care
Jackie Kramer, Team Manager Community Support and Social Work Team, Jewish care
M3. How can we identify the needs of our community – ‘I am better, Now Rabbi Mark Goldsmith, Alyth Synagogue
M4. Volunteering: An answer to tackling isolation and Loneliness Lia Bogod, Jewish Voluntary Network
M5. How loneliness and dementia go hand in hand? How can we become a Dementia friendly Community? Gill Yentis, Dementia Development Practitioner, Jewish Care
M6. 21st Century teens, more in touch but so much more lonely Sharon Daniels, Welfare Officer, Reform Judaism

 

Afternoon  Workshops 14:30-15:30 (A)  Speaker/s
A1. Can synagogues contribute to ending loneliness? Campaign to End Loneliness
A2. Old age is like everything else, to make a success of it, you’ve got to start young! Wendy Stolerman, Senior Family Carers Support Worker, Jewish Care
Jackie Kramer, Team Manager Community Support and Social Work Team, Jewish care
A3. Setting up support groups in our communities Rabbi Helen Freeman, West London Synagogue
Jo Michaels, Social Care Coordinator, West London Synagogue
A4. Reaching out to the Bereaved amongst us Lynette Sunderland, Director of Welfare and Life Cycle, Alyth Synagogue
A5. Bringing Young and Old Together: exploring different models of Intergenerational engagement Judith Ish Horovicz, MBE, Principal, Apples and Honey Nursery
  • Who is it for? Communities’ pastoral care teams and all members who are interested in care in their community.

  • Travel subsidies will be given to all those travelling from outside the M25 including northern communities

  • For further info and assistance in building a care team please contact Jo Michaels on jo@rjuk.org

How to book?:

Our new booking system will ask you to pay first and then will ask you to choose morning and afternoon workshops, dietary requirements etc. If your community is paying for your place please enter the discount code ‘invoice’

Workshops are limited by capacity and will be assigned on a first booked basis. You must complete the second part of the booking for your workshop assignment.

Many thanks,

Communities that Care Initiative Team