A small group of MMU researchers have been working with a group of young people based at 42nd Street to explore Youth Loneliness and creative responses to it. You may not be surprised to know that we think community based youth clubs and projects have a big role in responding to loneliness.
The researchers are holding an event on 22 February to showcase what has been happening and give people an opportunity to be part of the next phase of the work. The report is called Loneliness Connects.
Youth Loneliness Summit (day): Thursday 22 February, 10am-4pm at Federation House, Manchester, M4 4BF. Building on the research findings we will work with the Greater Manchester Housing Providers’ Youth Forum members to imagine and develop practical and political youth social action on youth loneliness. For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2DlLDCx
Project celebration (evening): Thursday 22 February, 5pm-6.30pm at Federation House, Manchester, M4 4BF. This event is more for policy makers, practitioners and anyone who would like to learn more and engage with the research. For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2Dljv2F