The 2nd Annual Learning Network Conference

Wednesday January 20th 2016 – Doors open at 10:00am
City Hall Cardiff

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The 2nd Annual Learning Network Conference:

The Campaign to End Loneliness is delighted to announce The 2nd Annual Learning Network Conference, held in partnership with Ageing Well in Wales.

Join 150+ other people across the UK who are working to address loneliness in older age to discuss brand new research and good practice, and learn how to better identify and measure loneliness. The conference is a nationwide meeting that is designed to celebrate the work of our Learning Network, as well as be an opportunity for members to rejuvenate and reconnect with what else is going on across the UK.

Registration opens at 10.00am and the conference sessions start at 11.00am to allow delegates travel time to Cardiff. The final session ends at 5.00pm.

Agenda highlights include:

A Keynote Presentation from Professor Vanessa Burholt, Professor of Gerontology in the College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University.

An Interactive table-discussion session on “Promising Approaches to reducing loneliness and isolation in Wales” with presentations from Let’s End Going Home Alone, Community Transport Association Wales, Men’s Sheds Cymru, Spice Innovations and Gwanwyn Festival.

Afternoon Workshops on:

-          “Promising approaches to addressing loneliness in Europe”

-          “Measuring the impact of services on loneliness”

-          “Identifying older people experiencing, or at risk of, loneliness”

-          “Addressing loneliness in rural areas”

-          “Using technology to reduce loneliness”

-          “Social Finance and Social Impact Bonds”

For more information on Campaign to End Loneliness, please visit

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Campaign to End Loneliness

Loneliness and social isolation are harmful to our health: research shows that lacking social connections is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.


Yet the extent of the risk to public health from loneliness is still not being tackled sufficiently by policy makers, health or care providers or the general public.


Through the vehicle of an independent campaign, we seek to tackle loneliness in older age. With 600 organisations supporting our ambition to challenge a hidden, yet chronic problem affecting almost three million older people in the UK today, the Campaign to End Loneliness works in three ways to tackle loneliness in older age:


  • Influencing commissioners to provide leadership and support for activities that tackle loneliness in older age:
  • Providing learning and networking for organisations who want to tackle loneliness in older age
  • Sharing evidence about the issue of loneliness 


If you believe loneliness in older age must be tackled, join the Campaign to End Loneliness.

The Campaign’s five partner organisations are Age UK Oxfordshire, Independent Age, Manchester City Council, Royal Voluntary Service and Sense.

Visit the Campaign to End Loneliness website


Starts: Wednesday, January 20th 2016 at 10:00am
Doors open: 10:00am
Ends: Wednesday, January 20th 2016 at 5:30pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: January 19th 2016


City Hall Cardiff
Gorsedd Gardens Rd
CF10 3ND
United Kingdom

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This event is organized by Campaign to End Loneliness.

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Directions to City Hall Cardiff:

Cardiff's City Hall is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of Cardiff Central Train Station (approx. 15 mins).

Trains from London:

Direct trains from London Paddington to Cardiff Central Station are available (taking approx. 2 hours -  2 hours 45 mins, depending on the service time). Based on current timetables, here are suitable train times:

  • Dep (PAD): 07.45, Arr (CDF): 09.48 (2 hours 3 mins)
  • Dep (PAD): 08.15, Arr (CDF): 10.22 (2 hours 7 mins)
  • Dep (PAD): 08.45, Arr (CDF): 10.46 (2 hours 1 min)

Useful tip: For those travelling from London, please note that whilst conference registration opens at 10am, the first presentation does not commence until 11am.


Whilst City Hall has its own parking facilities*, parking is also available in the Civic Centre avenues surrounding City Hall on a pay and display basis.
*On site parking is subject to availability. Please discuss your parking requirements with the Conference & Events Team prior to your event.

Alternatively, parking is available in the NCP Car Parks situated around Cardiff ( The closest to City Hall and within walking distance are:

  • Cardiff Greyfriars, Greyfriars NCP, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff, CF10 3AD
  • Cardiff Dumfries Place, Dumfries Place, NCP, Quay Street, Cardiff, CF10 3FN

Nearby Accommodation:
For reference, there are many nearby hotels within walking distance which include:
  • Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre Hotel
  • Travelodge Cardiff Central Queen Street Hotel
  • Holiday Inn, Cardiff City Centre
  • Park Plaza Cardiff
  • Thistle Cardiff City Centre, The Parc Hotel
  • Best Western
  • Park Inn by Radisson
  • Hilton Cardiff
(Please note that we do not arrange delegate accommodation or cover accommodation costs unless agreed via a bursary).

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