#BUNotAlone Tackling loneliness event at the Shelley Theatre on 9th November 2017

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A huge thank you to everyone who came along to the event on the 9th.

It was a very enjoyable day and great to hear a diverse range of speakers and willing attendees who were prepared to ‘show and tell’ about their work to combat loneliness and join in lively conversations.

A highlight of the day was spending time with the lovely Caring Canines (and their human companions of course!). Thanks to Julie and all the teams for coming to the theatre to share their expertise.

Lunch was a delicious assortment of savoury and sweet treats provided by Crumbs, who also shared with us the purpose and aims of the organisation.

Thank you to everyone for your flexibility and willingness to join in the afternoon plenary session too.

We really enjoyed the day and the feedback has been very positive.

Please find below links to the various projects and organisations represented on the day along with the PowerPoint slides from the morning session (excluding Mark’s as this was a series of pictures which he said would be incomprehensible to anyone else!).

Working together to address loneliness – Jill Mortimer – AgeUK Loneliness and Financial Scamming – Professor Lee-Ann Fenge and Dr Sally Lee – National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work Kindliness in Sheltered Housing A Dorset Project – Wendy Cutts Senior Lecturer – Bournemouth University

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