Responding to COVID-19: Reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation
Examining a range of existing solutions to reduce social isolation and loneliness.
Engineers and technologists have a significant role to play providing knowledge and expertise in responding to the challenge of COVID-19. This series will showcase models for delivering a range of solutions to address challenges associated with the built environment and health and care.
We know the impact of COVID-19 is particularly acute for many older people and those with long-term conditions. Many have been required to shield for months. Not only do we expect to see a sharp rise in social isolation and loneliness, but there will be key challenges to ensuring that health and care needs are met.
In the fourth webinar of this series, we will be examining a range of existing solutions to address challenges associated with the built environment, particularly in the home, in reducing social isolation and loneliness.
Key questions to be addressed include:
- What are some of the current challenges and how are they being addressed?
- What can design and digital solutions bring in addressing social isolation and loneliness, both now and going forward as we enter periods of local lockdowns?
- How do we ensure solutions are safe, scalable, sustainable and support interoperability and privacy by design?
21 Oct 2020
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Strategic Engagement and Partnerships
The event is available to view online only
This event will be streamed live and is available to watch online only from any location across the world.
Free of charge