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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Thrower

Don't miss the Christians on Ageing online conference next month

Challenging exclusion in a harsh environment

A free on-line event to ask the questions: What can the Churches do? What are the Churches already doing? 20 September 2023 10 am to 4 pm

How should and could we try to live in the harsh reality of societies where older people can suffer particular impacts? For instance, exclusion:

  • by living with inadequate or inaccessible care,

  • by being involved with criminal justice (prison or probation),

  • by being isolated or lonely.

Everyone says that older people are cherished - but often they are forgotten. Christians on Ageing wants to make sure that the Churches do something about this - and not just by telling others what they should be doing, but looking at what they are doing themselves. To book your FREE place at the Conference contact: Challenging exclusion in a harsh environment Tickets, Wed 20 Sep 2023 at 10:00 | Eventbrite We have some very interesting speakers for you: Will Fremont-Brown formerly Archbishops' Commissions Manager, Lambeth Palace currently a Public Policy Researcher to the Church of England Will can tell us what led to and what emerged from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York report and, from his experience with the Archbishops' Commission, will give a presentation about its work, its recommendations and follow up activities, and will explore how churches on the ground might be able to participate in

Care & Support Re-imagined ____________________________________ Nichola Cadet Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University.

Nichola is interested in Criminal Justice System organisations, functions, structures and the development of partnerships to support aims and objectives. She has experience of working in and with a variety of voluntary and statutory organisation in the Criminal Justice System, such as Probation, the Prison Service and Drug Treatment services. Her research includes studies of older people involved with the probation service. We look forward to her extending our understanding of the characteristics and needs of older people within the criminal justice environment. Nichola will speak about her work on

Older People and Probation ________________________________________ Emily Kenward Founder and CEO of the charity Time to Talk Befriending

Emily believes passionately in the power of friendship to change people’s lives. After losing her beloved grandmother, Emily began wondering how she could make life better for the city’s older people. Knowing that loneliness is a huge issue for older people, she gave up a successful career in marketing to create Time to Talk Befriending. Launched in 2013, the charity offers friendship and community to older people in East Sussex. We look forward to her sharing a practical approach to meet and overcome the potential difficulties of being and feeling alone.

______________________________________ ALSO Special Musical Interlude at lunchtime

Our lunch-time interactive session has a musical theme. Inês Delgado will lead a short workshop on Music Meditation, exploring activities that inspire the creative mind. This element of the conference worked really well last year when we experienced storytelling. Grab your lunch and join in! __________________________________

Ample time for discussion with the speakers

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