Older men’s experiences of loneliness & social isolation

Aim of the event 

The aim of the event is to present research findings in a way that helps improve practice, with likely delegates to include practitioners from local authorities, those working in the VCS and others who support men at risk of loneliness. This event will include research findings, practical examples of support for men and a campaign approach


Making Research Count in association with The Loneliness Campaign North Yorkshire, Community First Yorkshire

Event speakers

Dr Paul Willis: University of Bristol will present Older Men At The Margins. Findings from a 2.5- year study funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research that develops understanding of the ways in which older men (65+ years) from different social backgrounds and circumstances stay socially connected with others, and combat loneliness and social isolation in later life.

Andy Ryland: Development Officer Community First Yorkshire; Mens Sheds- Men creating communities for themselves.

• Bev Frain: Project Manager Community First Yorkshire; The Loneliness Campaign- a multi-agency approach to tackling loneliness and isolation across North Yorkshire.


Staff from a member agency of Making Research Count (York) are free if authorised by the MRC; please contact your agency.

Voluntary sector bursary places are £25

Full price delegates are £95

How to book

Book your place via MRC Booking Form

For MRC subscribers: Please return this form to the making research Count (York) contact in your organisation. If you are unsure who your workforce development lead is, do please email: spsw-mrc@york.ac.uk for their details.

For non-subscribers: If you are from another organisation, and /or paying independently, please email to spsw-mrc@york.ac.uk or send to Making Research Count, Dept. of Social Policy & Social Work, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD


If you have any questions about the event please email spsw-mrc@york.ac.uk, 01904 321237

Registration is from 9.15am.

Getting there and parking

Parking is available on site and the event venue is fully accessible.


Prices vary; concessions available

Event Details