REGROUP with… Alex Smith
It's been widely cited as the next public health crisis, but there's still so much we have to understand and do to combat social isolation. Alex will discuss this tricky - and unfortunately, ever more prevalent - societal challenge; its causes, symptoms and solutions, particularly in the context of his 'day job' as Chief Executive of The Cares Family.
Alex is the Founder and CEO of The Cares Family, a group of charities bringing older and younger neighbours together to reduce loneliness, generational divides and polarisation and to build connection and community in a disconnected age. You may have heard of their local branch, Liverpool Cares.
In 2018, Alex was appointed one of 20 inaugural Obama Fellows, selected from 21,000 applicants from around the world, and in 2019 he also became an Encore Public Voices Fellow. Alex was formerly an adviser to Ed Miliband when he was Leader of the Labour Party.
When: Wednesday 1 July, 10.00-11.00 (approx.)
What: 20 minutes from Alex, followed by open discussion and Q&A (Chatham House)
How: via Zoom – we will send the link out to confirmed guests on Tuesday 30 June
Please RSVP by 26 June, as spaces are limited.