Harrogate: North Yorkshire Wider Partnership Conference
October 26, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Neighbourly communities – creating and strengthening connections
Well-connected and supportive communities are vital for reducing loneliness and isolation. North Yorkshire being such a large and rural county makes both loneliness and isolation a real issue, an issue that is prevalent in people of all ages, young and old. The Wider Partnership Conference aims to find better ways of connecting communities to tackle this emerging theme.
Confirmed speakers include:
Trevor Hopkins, Asset Based Consulting
Kim Leadbeater, Jo Cox Foundation
Dr Lincoln Sargeant, Director of Public Health for North Yorkshire
Delegates will also be able to participate in related workshops (see below) and visit stalls from a range of organisations in the exhibition area.
Children and Young People: Workshop leads – Elizabeth McPherson, Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource, and Helen Hunter, Hambleton and Richmondshire Carers Centre
Older people : Workshop lead – Sue Bradley, Age UK North Craven
What works in North Yorkshire: Workshop lead – Jan Garrill, Two Ridings Community Foundation
The role of technology: Workshop leads – Robert Ling and Marie-Ann Jackson, North Yorkshire County Council
Geography and loneliness – Rural, urban and coastal issues: Workshop leads – Leah Swain, Community First Yorkshire and David Sharp, North Yorkshire Youth
The role of health and social care: Workshop leads – Loraine Boyd, retired GP, Siobhan Gorman, GP practice manager, and Linda White, Living Well, North Yorkshire County Council
2018’s NYCC Community Awards will also be presented at the conference.
The North Yorkshire Wider Partnership conference is a high profile event in the county, chaired by the Leader of the County Council. The event is a much valued opportunity for partnership working and networking and attracts a varied audience from the pubic, private and, particularly, the voluntary and community sectors. The conference takes place in the morning concluding with a light lunch.
The conference is free but you must book a place in advance.