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Flourishing Lives Conference
Thu 25 May 2017, 09:30 – 16:15 BST
Join us for the launch of the Flourishing Lives Charter for innovation and best practice in arts, health and wellbeing services for older people.
Flourishing Lives is a coalition of organisations taking a creative, relational approach to supporting richer, more independent lives for people over the age of 55.
Our inaugural conference brings together leading arts and health professionals, funders, front-line carers, policy makers, academics and senior practitioners to share knowledge and explore ideas in service innovation.
The programme will feature speakers from across the arts, health and social care sectors, exploring the future of service provision from a diverse range of perspectives and expertise.
The day will offer opportunities for networking and delegates can take part in discussions and workshops on how to identify and implement best practice.
The event will also mark the official launch of our accredited Relational Practice training, which provides a practical and theoretical framework for an interpersonal approach to service provision. The aim of the course is to allow a shared vision of this approach to be established across the sector, ensuring a more universal quality of service and a vital sense of professional support and development for providers.
The conference will cover the following topics:
Creativity and ageing
Developing closer cross-sector collaborations
Changing the public discourse around ageing
Demographic change and its impact on services
The benefits of embedding relational practice in your organisation
The science of successful ageing
Speakers will include:
Glenda Jackson, CBE
Actress, activist and former Labour MP
Prof. Richard Faragher
Professor of Biogerontology at the University of Brighton and Chair of the British Society for Research on Ageing
Director of Sector Development - Innovation, Skills for Care
CEO, Claremont Project and Chair of Age Action Alliance: Creative Arts Group
Interim Principal Grants Officer, City Bridge Trust
Join us to share ideas and meet other progressive people who are striving to innovate and excel in services for older people.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any dietary requirements.