Simply Connect! Libraries breaking social isolation
The REC Centre, Towcester Road, Far Cotton, Northampton NN4 8LG
Thu 12...
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140520 external programme 12 jun v4 for pack

  1. 1. Simply Connect! Libraries breaking social isolation The REC Centre, Towcester Road, Far Cotton, Northampton NN4 8LG Thu 12 June 2014 (0945 – 1545) 'Being isolated is equivalent to 15 cigarettes a day' Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive, Public Health England Public libraries role as safe, stigma-free places at the heart of communities is well-documented and often mentioned – but what opportunities does this offer to tackle social isolation? What other assets do libraries bring to the table? This one day conference will set the framework and showcase examples of great, innovative practice of libraries helping to break social isolation. PROGRAMME 0945 Registration and coffee 1000 Welcome address: Dr Akeem Ali, Director of Public Health and Wellbeing, Northamptonshire County Council 1015 Icebreaker / networking activity 1025 Keynote address: Breaking or building: what does ‘social isolation’ mean? Dr Alan Hatton-Yeo MBE, Lead Consultant, Communities for All Ages UK 1055 Coffee 1110 Policy context, local perspective: - Iain Britton, Assistant Commissioner Justice, Office of the Police and Crime Commission, Northamptonshire - Becky Thornton, Development & Projects Manager, Northampton Volunteering Centre 1150 Social Isolation and local government – the Japan experience: Ms Kayoko Tamura, Assistant Director, and Dr Hannah Waterson, Researcher, Japan Local Government Centre (London) 1215 Simply connecting through volunteering: first-hand stories 1230 Lunch 1310 Networking activity 1320 Social Mirror for Community Prescription: Gaia Marcus, Senior Researcher, RSA 1345 Connecting through shared sporting memories: Tony Jameson Allen, Founding Director, Sporting Memories Network 1410 Raising awareness of dementia in children: Karen Morris, Health and Wellbeing Librarian, Stockton Libraries 1435 Coffee 1450 Get involved and connect – libraries breaking social isolation: Anne Lovely, Principal Librarian (North), Northamptonshire Libraries 1515 ‘Burning Questions’: speakers panel 1540 Final remarks 1545 END All enquiries about this event: Jorge Solis / Principal Librarian-Transformation / 01604 366162 jsolis@northamptonshire.gov.uk / www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/libraryasset

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