Creating Connections: tackling isolation and loneliness through partnership

About this event

Watch to find out how 24 user-led groups have been working together to keep people connected during the pandemic.

People with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss often face barriers to being included in both the real and digital world. For many the pandemic had made this worse, leading to feelings of isolation, anxiety, and mental health challenges.

The Creating Connections Programme, designed as a six month pilot, was launched in September 2020 to support people with learning disabilities to grow digital skills and confidence to help them keep connected. 

Working in partnership with Leaning Disability England and 24 locally-based peer-led groups has enabled us to build on local knowledge, experience and networks. 

In this webinar, they discuss the findings of the network, highlight good practice, and discuss insights for further development of the programme. They look at:

• The Creating Connections network and how 24 locally-based peer led groups have collaborated 

• Impact and outcomes

• Ambitions, horizon scanning, and plans for the future 

Speakers include Veronica Mulenga from SeeAbility and Sarah Wheatley, Tania Woodhouse and Janet Allen from Connect in the North 

This webinar was aimed at support providers and user-led groups but was open to all Learning Disability England Members. You can become a member for as little as £12 a year, click here to find out more.