- Chaired by: Su Moore, Chief Executive, Jo Cox Foundation
- Ravneet Virdi, Head of Tackling Loneliness, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- Robin Hewings, Director of Policy, Campaign to End Loneliness
- Richard Kramer, CEO, Sense
- Mark Rowland, Chief Executive, Mental Health Foundation
- Sarah Van Putten, Chief Executive, Befriending Networks
- Tim Leech, CEO, Wavelength
- Liz Leach Murphy, Founder and Managing Director, Imagineer CIC
- Bruce Moore, Chief Executive, Housing 21
- Reinhard Guss, Psychologist, Specialist Older Adults Mental Health Service, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr Mohan Sekeram, GP Principal Wideway Medical Practice, SWL Clinical Lead Personalised Care, Clinical Lead Social Prescribing Wandsworth and Merton
- Steve Broome, Project Lead, Healthy Ageing Through Innovation in Rural Europe, East Sussex County Council
- Sue Egersdorff, Founder, Ready Generations
- Christine Bettson, Befriending and Wellbeing Officer, Trent and Dove Housing
- Vicky O’Donoghue, Co-Production Lead, Age Better in Sheffield
- Heather Madden, Programme Manager, The Cares Family
- Alison Ingram, Head of Wellbeing Services & Partnership Affairs, Age UK
- Kristina Leonnet, Senior Innovation and Change Manager, Centre for Ageing Better
- Debbie Derbyshire, Manager, Kensington Community Learning Centre
Loneliness is a public health issue that cuts across every aspect of health and wellbeing. The COVID-19 pandemic brought the importance of social connection and relationships into sharp focus.
Join Westminster Insight’s Tackling Loneliness Digital Conference
to find out how to take action in your community to reduce social isolation. Chaired by Su Moore,
CEO of the Jo Cox Foundation
you will learn from leading stakeholders and practitioners who have implemented successful loneliness strategies and initiatives. Understand which interventions are the most sustainable and how to harness local capacities.
You will hear from Ravneet Virdi, Head of Tackling Loneliness in the
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport who will address the Government's Action Plan to combat loneliness. Robin Hewings,
Director of Policy of the Campaign to End Loneliness
will address new opportunities, including the £750 million package of support for community-based interventions.
The conference will focus on three key areas: multi agency working, supporting harder to reach, vulnerable groups and improving digital inclusion.
We will cover loneliness across different age groups. Attend your choice of streams via our digital platform. Stream one will focus on harder to reach groups of young people.
Stream two will focus on older people experiencing loneliness.