Linking Lives UK 2019 Conference - 'Valuing Volunteers'

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Lower Earley Baptist Church

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Following the theme of our 2018 conference of ‘Celebrating Later Life’, the 2019 Linking Lives UK annual conference will be entitled ‘Valuing Volunteers’. We will be focusing on acknowledging and appreciating the impact made by volunteers, as well as exploring ways in which they can be better equipped to carry out their roles. As volunteers form the backbone of the majority of the work carried out by our partner projects, we will provide an opportunity to learn from each other, explore new ideas, meet others carrying out similar roles and receive information about developments on a national level. As with most events such as this, there is also a significant benefit in meeting others from projects across the UK, and we have been encouraged as we have welcomed five new projects on board since our last conference in June 2018.

As usual, we will be running practical workshops which will reflect the theme of the conference, as well as other more general subjects. We are also very pleased that our patron, Bishop James Newcome (who is the Bishop with responsibility for Health and Social Care in the House of Lords), will be one of our keynote speakers. We will also be welcoming a representative from the government’s Loneliness Unit in the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports who will outline for us the crucial role of faith groups in responding to the Loneliness Strategy published in October.

A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This event is free of charge for coordinators and volunteers from Linking Lives partner projects (up to four per project). However, other organisations running similar projects aimed at socially isolated older people are welcome to join us for a nominal charge (£15)

Please register every representative planning to attend from your oganisation through Eventbrite by Tuesday 5th February 2019.

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Lower Earley Baptist Church

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Earley

RG6 3HE

United Kingdom

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