Hearing loss, older men and loneliness: a workshop exploring how men with hearing loss experience and combat loneliness and isolation - Bristol

External Event - 31st Jan 2019

31 January 2019, 10.00 AM - 1.00 PM

The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ

This is a FREE workshop and lunch is provided. Registration is limited to 40 people. Please register by 14th January 2019.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together community members/ men 65+ with service providers to explore ways in which older men with hearing loss combat loneliness and isolation in later life. Participants will:

  1. Receive an overview of emerging findings from the Older Men at the Margins Project at the University of Bristol: a 2-year research project exploring older men’s (65+ years) experiences of loneliness and social isolation from hard-to-reach or seldom heard groups (gay men who are single and living alone, men with hearing loss, men who are carers for significant others, men who are single and living alone in rural/ urban areas). The project team has completed over 100 interviews with men from these different groups living across South West and West England. The project is in collaboration with Age UK and funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research to 2019.
  2. Hear from Age UK (national charity for older people) about some of their current initiatives to combat loneliness and social isolation amongst older people in England
  3. Have an opportunity to explore and identify together current gaps in service provision in helping to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst men with hearing loss and what new initiatives may be needed.

BSL interpreters will be available for the workshop

NB. If you are a man 65+ years of age, we can reimburse your travel expenses to this event – please contact Alex Vickery: alex.vickery@bristol.ac.uk or telephone (0117) 954 6773

For more information on the venue, visit: http://vcconferences.co.uk/. Onsite parking is available, up to 100 spaces. If these become full there is also on street parking available on the adjacent roads. Blue badge parking is available.

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