Let's Talk About Loneliness

Date & Time:

Tuesday 8 October 2019 (10:30 - 17:00)


Kings Centre, The King's Centre Osney Mead Oxford OX2 0ES


Two years ago AgeUK Oxfordshire ‘started a conversation’ about loneliness in Oxfordshire, one of a series of events around the country that contributed to the Jo Cox Commission. The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board now have great pleasure in welcoming you to join us as ‘we continue that conversation’ on Tuesday 8th October at the Kings Centre.


‘Let’s talk loneliness: unlocking the power of communities’…several organisations have come together to put on this event, focussed on loneliness across the life-course. We aim to further increase our understanding of loneliness, showcase local and national social action and good practice and inspire and empower more communities to take action. It promises to be a fascinating, challenging and inspiring day.


We will be joined by a series of excellent speakers, including Zoe Anderson, one of the authors of the National Lottery Community Fund’s new report ‘Bringing People Together’ as well as Tracey Robbins from the Eden Project and Margaret Peggie OBE, Chair of Sports Leaders UK.


Lunch will be provided with an opportunity to network and visit our ‘Bringing People Together’ marketplace, with over 50 stands showcasing good practice and innovative ideas.


The afternoon will be filled with 20+ workshops: shining a spotlight on a social action or areas of good practice, sharing the approach and the learning from it. Workshops will cover: Getting started and removing hurdles, Bringing people together, Including everyone, Wellbeing and creativity.


We do hope you can join us, Age UK Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire Community Foundation, Oxfordshire Mind, Oxfordshire Youth, Active Oxfordshire, Bishop of Dorchester and others to help ‘continue the conversation’


Timings for the day:

  • 10.30am – 11am: Arrive, tea/coffee and registration
  • 11am – 12.30pm: keynote speakers
  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch and an opportunity to network and visit the ‘Bringing People Together’ marketplace
  • 1.30pm – 5pm: opportunity to attend workshops, shining a light on a social action project or an area of good practice, sharing the approach and the learning from it. Details of the workshops will be circulated closer to the date and sign-up will be on the morning of the conference.


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:

Venue Details:

Kings Centre, The King's Centre Osney Mead Oxford OX2 0ES

(01865 297400)

The King’s Centre operates a Green Travel Policy, working in partnership with Oxford City Council to reduce traffic congestion and benefit the local community. This involves start and finish times. They also offer complimentary parking for a proportion of the delegate numbers.