Lucy Harmer, Director of Services, Independent Age
Kate Jopling, Director of Programmes - Interim, International Longevity Centre UK
Dr Mohan Sekeram, GP Lead for Social Prescribing, Merton CCG
Dr Alex Bailey, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Westminster Older Adults Community Mental Health Team, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust and Chair, Specialty Advisory Committee, Old Age Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Siân Brand, Programme Manager, Connect Well; Social Prescribing in Mid Essex & Connected Kingston, Royal Borough of Kingston
Angela Ratcliffe, Communications Team Convenor, Older Women’s Co-Housing
Sophie Andrews OBE, Chief Executive, The Silver Line
Dr Mai Stafford, Principal Data Analyst, The Health Foundation
Samantha Mauger, Chief Executive, The University of the Third Age
Emil Hewage, Co-Founder and CEO, BIOS
Lydia Nicholas, Programme Manager, Doteveryone
Dr Alessandro Di Nuovo, Reader in Computational Intelligence and Robotics, Sheffield Hallam University
James Richardson, Research Manager, Good Things Foundation
Joe Barrell, Executive Director, Eden Stanley
According to Age UK, around 1.9 million older people often feel ignored or invisible, and organisations and services are increasingly having to adapt to this problem.
The demand for older people’s services is growing due to an increasing ageing population, therefore delivering innovative and sustainable services to ensure the health and wellbeing of our elderly is imperative.
Westminster Insight’s one day conference will provide you with key insights from policy makers and service providers who are implementing effective strategies to directly improve the quality of life and wellbeing of older people.
You will learn how social prescribing schemes are reducing the comorbidity of physical and mental health conditions. We will also explore how befriending schemes are tackling loneliness and social isolation. We will also explore the potential of technology to improve the provision of social care services and the social connectedness of our elderly.
Our spotlight case study focuses on a co-housing project demonstrating to you how a co-operative community is ensuring that older people remain socially connected whilst living independently.
Join colleagues from across health, social care, housing and the voluntary and community sector to explore the changing landscape of older people’s services and learn how you can adapt to be at the forefront of providing improved, sustainable and life enhancing services for our ageing population..