Volunteers needed for workshop on social isolation

Croydon Council is organising a small workshop focusing on social isolation and loneliness. The aim of the session is to record local stories relating to experiencing loneliness and social isolation as well as overcoming isolation or loneliness. The outcome of the discussion will be used to feed into the next Croydon Congress meeting (taking place on June 21) in a form of quotes, written stories and potentially a short film.

social isolationThe organisers say, “We are interested in hearing from you if you have experienced social isolation or loneliness in the past and are happy to discuss the circumstances that led to you feeling lonely or isolated, the impact it had on your life as well as what helped you to overcome it.”

The session will include a group discussion focused on a topic of loneliness in Croydon as well as individual participants sharing their stories. If participants are comfortable with the conversations being filmed, the organisers would like to use this opportunity to create some short films. Consent will be sought before any conversations are recorded and no personal details will be included in the films.

Participants who are not comfortable with being filmed will be able to contribute in terms of written stories and quotes from the session (anonymised) that will be added to the congress information packs to inform the discussion during the congress and action planning following the event.

The session will take place at 10am on June 6 in the CVA Resource Centre. It will last approximately two hours. Refreshments will be provided.

If this sounds like something you would like to take part in or have any questions please get in touch by emailing Fiona Assaly, Fiona.Assaly@croydon.gov.uk, who will be able to sign you up for the session or provide further details. The deadline for expressing interest is midday May 31.

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