Could a town like Worthing create a social movement that rejects loneliness and isolation?
Wednesday 4 December // 5pm-8pm
Guild Care, North St, Worthing
What is The Opposite of Lonely?
Throughout 2019, people have gathered to think about community innovation in Worthing – and what happens when people of all stripes get together around the things that matter.
In this latest event, we ask could a town like Worthing create a social movement that rejects the very concepts of loneliness and isolation?
We’ll hear from innovators who have been testing ideas on participation and active citizenship, design-led community services, new space for people to find their tribe.
We’ll draw innovation and inspiration from local, regional and national ideas, building on what we know works for Worthing.
This free event, with some drinks and nibbles, will take place at Guild Care and is open to anyone living or working in Adur and Worthing with an interest in socially-focused innovation, cross-sector problem-solving – or simply connecting with motivational people.
- Intros, hellos and meeting some new people
- Jacqui Moorhouse – The purpose of connecting
- Neil Gibb – The Participation Revolution
- Janice Hoiles & Tina Favier – Thriving Connections in Worthing
- DISCUSSION: What is the opposite of lonely in Worthing? What does it look like? –
- DISCUSSION: We have energy, ideas and data – how do we create a movement that rejects loneliness?
- Local lightning talks – Dan Flanagan (Dad La Soul) / Janice Moth (The Glamour Club) / Frances Wetherilt (Here & Now)
- DISCUSSION: What can people in this room offer, what do they need?
This event is facilitated by always possible, supported by Adur & Worthing Councils. Collaborators include: Action for Happiness (Worthing), Shake It Up Creative, Worthing Ping!, Steve Creed (Sustainability Coach); Great2Create; Here & Now Media; Community Works and many more.