COVID-19: Finding solutions for Older People (Day 2)

 Registration is closed for this event

We would like to invite you to a series of workshops to discuss the needs of older people in the recovery phase of Covid-19.

As we emerge from crisis phase of COVID-19, we now need to plan and prepare our recovery from COVID-19, building our local resilience to protect against the potential impact of a second wave. This event is being held to find the solutions to the challenges that older people, and the organisations that provide relevant services, are likely to face as we transition into a ‘new normal’.

Your input will inform the COVID-19 VCS Recovery & Resilience strategy, as well as informing updates to the Ageing Well strategy being revisited by Hackney Council in light of COVID-19.

Guest Attendees / Speakers:

                Cllr Chris Kennedy – Cabinet member for Health, Adult Social Care and Leisure

                Cllr Yvonne Maxwell – Mayoral Advisor for Older People

                Cynthia White – Chair, Older People’s Reference Group

                Tony Wong – Programme Director, Connect Hackney

Workshops events will be held on 18th and 21st August at which you will be able to attend four breakout room discussions on the following:

  1. Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness - (including the digital divide and coproduction)
  2. How do we identify and support those most in need/at risk?
  3. Addressing fears and anxieties (to support emotional and mental well-being)
  4. Supporting the management of additional needs

Our intention is that over two days everyone will get the opportunity to attend all four discussions (two discussions each at each session, using a World Café style approach). Both sessions are open to all professionals working within the older people’s sector, but we are equally keen to have a strong attendance of residents with lived experience of ageing. The sessions will be virtual, and be hosting on Zoom

Day 1 - 18th August 2020, 1.30pm – 4.00pm – please reserve your space via the link

Day 2 - 21st August 2020. 10.15am – 12.30pm – please reserve your space via ‘Register Now’ button

Please note registration will close on 16th August 2020, at 11.59pm. If you can only attend one of the two dates, please email us at to let us know if you have a strong preference which two of the four discussions you are most keen to contribute towards.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please also let us know at

N.B. Please be aware we intend to film the sessions-purely for analysis purposes, and any recordings will not be shared. If you prefer not to be filmed, then please feel free to attend with your camera switched off.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Warm regards,


Hackney CVS team

August 21st, 2020 from 10:15 AM to 12:30 PM
United Kingdom
Phone: 020 7923 1962