What does social isolation and loneliness look like in your community? Join us for an evening of conversation on the impact of loneliness and social isolation locally, and to hear more about how our Public Services research team will continue to work with Fellows in developing its’ broader research programme.
Social isolation is becoming more prominent on the national agenda, as well as in Kent where the county council recently announced plans to set up a taskforce on tackling social isolation and loneliness, both proven to contribute to serious health issues later in life for over 65s. In a public consultation last summer, isolation was also identified by RSA Fellows as one of the five ‘New Giants’ alongside inequality, intolerance, climate change anddisempowerment. How can we confront these giants together and build a social welfare system that’s fit for purpose?
The RSA is developing a new work programme to understand and tackle social isolation and we welcome this opportunity to gain an insight into how regional dynamics play out in practice. Most of our session will be devoted to debate and discussion, with opportunities to learn about local good practice and for participants to share their own ideas and contributions.