Bringing people together in Trafford to tackle social isolation

An event has been organised to help tackle the issue of social isolation in Trafford.

Trafford Unites: Tackling Social Isolation Together will take place at Sale Waterside Arts Centre on 18th January and follows the successful Interfaith and Community Networking event last November.

Social Isolation is defined as an objective measure of a lack of contact with family or friends, community involvement, integration or access to services. Socially isolated young people and adults can be vulnerable to criminal exploitation or radicalisation.

Cllr Kevin Procter, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Housing, said:

Everyone is invited to the event on 18th January from 1pm to 3.30pm to examine how we can work together across sectors to make Trafford a more inclusive borough for those who experience social isolation. We will bring together representatives from across our diverse communities, faiths, voluntary and public services to examine how we can build stronger social connections for the socially isolated in Trafford.

We want to hear a wide range of opinions and views from Trafford’s diverse community. Every one of us has a role to play, and by working together we can tackle social isolation.

Taking into consideration feedback received after the last event, organisers will make sure that there will be more time for discussion around the following topics:

  • How socially isolated individuals could be vulnerable to criminal exploitation or radicalisation
  • Build resilience within socially isolated individuals
  • Understand what services and faith communities are currently doing to tackle social isolation in Trafford
  • How can we work together in the future to build stronger social connections?

Visit the Eventbrite website for a free ticket.

Posted on Thursday 3rd January 2019