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Tackling social isolation and loneliness amongst older people

This event was the final part of our 2020/21 Older people's virtual housing conference which was delivered in partnership with Erosh and sponsored by Alertacall.

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way we live and work and the sector has stepped-up in ways which have made a massive difference to the lives of older people, their families and carers. Whilst the pandemic continues, the issues the sector grappled with previously aren’t on pause.

In this session areas explored were:

  • the role housing providers have to play in combatting loneliness and isolation
  • how technology and digitally enhanced daily contact can work alongside housing teams to help reduce loneliness and isolation
  • potential opportunities to reach out to the wider community

In addition, here is the film that Andrew Burns played as part of his presentation Intergenerational choir.

Unfortunately we can't share the film 'Silver Stories' played by Elisabeth Carney-Haworth, as the music only has permission for live airing. However, if you are a housing provider who would like to know more about how you can get involved with Silver Stories, you can contact them via email or complete the contact form on the Silver Stories website.

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