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Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness

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Dewars Centre

Glover Street

Perth

PH2 0TH

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The SCOVI Conference this year will focus on the social isolation and loneliness experienced by peopel with vision impairments. We will hear from Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded about the research on loneliness and sight loss they did earlier this year. People working in mental health and social care will talk about what is needed to tackle social isolation. And we will discuss how technology can be used to prevent loneliness and keep people connected.

With contributions from SCOVI members, the Scottish Government, other charities and health and social care workers, I am sure that this will be a really interesting day of discussions and networking, and an opportunity to consider how we can deliver the changes we need to make so that people with vision impairments do not feel isolated and alone.

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10.30 Registration, tea and coffee

11.00 Welcome

11.10 Keynote address - Scottish Government

11.30 Social isolation, loneliness and vision impairment - discussion of research undertaken by Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded

12.15 What health and social care changes are required - discussion led by mental health and social care workers

13.00 Lunch (provided) and networking

14.00 How technology can improve mental wellbeing - discussion and demonstration of different techniques and approaches

14.45 Plenary - key points and summing up

15.00 SCOVI AGM - to include election of Trustees, discussion of SCOVI Constitution and Accounts, Strategic Plan and priorities

16.00 Close


Lunch and other refreshments will be provided during the day. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements - email info@scovi.org.uk.

If you require a sighted guide or have any other access requirements, please let us know by 22 November, by emailing email info@scovi.org.uk.

The conference will be followed by the SCOVI AGM, starting at 3pm.

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