London – lonely city - helping local organisations prevent loneliness

This free event is for charities and not-for-profit organisations providing services supporting people of all ages in Westminster and RBKC.

The half-day event will be a forum to share ideas and learn from some of the latest best practice and success stories across the charity, not-for-profit and public sectors around developing community-based services for tackling loneliness in west London.

Octavia believes in Good Homes and Better Lives. In support of our own developing services to tackle loneliness, we commissioned an Ipsos MORI survey of loneliness among Londoners last year. It revealed a widespread problem, affecting people of all ages.

The Campaign to End Loneliness says combatting loneliness begins in the community and that local organisations have a vital role to play through developing partnerships and supporting people in a variety of ways, including with housing, benefits advice and targeted outreach and community projects.

The event is taking place on Tuesday 25 September at our community hub, The Reed, in Convent Gardens, W11.

Speakers include (among others):

  • Paul Rackham, head of commissioning for Westminster and RBKC
  • Jamie Renton, Chief Executive of Action Disability Kensington & Chelsea (ADKC) – on ‘the importance of keeping loneliness services inclusive’
  • Sharon Dunn, Camden Council – on ‘strategies for evolving services to combat loneliness’

The morning will also include an interactive partnership building ‘easy networking’ session. The event starts at 9.30am and will finish at 1.30pm after a networking lunch.

To make this a useful session, places are limited and booking is essential.

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