This episode is the result of a collaboration with the Law Family Commission on Civil Society, and Pro Bono Economics. It provides preparation for a seminar on developing a cross-sectoral approach to tackling loneliness at 1pm on the 30th of July (Register here) with contributions from Heather Fraser from IBM, Eric Klinenberg from New York University, and Mike Wilson from Pembroke House Settlement.
The podcast has contributions from Dan Perlman from the University of North Carolina, Adam Lent from New Local, Maff Potts from the Association of Camerados and Liz Slade from the Unitarians. Dan’s work with Anne Peplau is still the starting point for most academic work on loneliness. Adam refers to New Local’s Community Paradigm with great examples of communities taking the lead in reducing isolation. Maff Potts and Camerados is always open to visitors to its Spoon Rooms and Living Rooms. The impact of the Camerados teepee on altruism and mutual aid is summarised here. And here are the links to learn more about Liz’s work with The Unitarians and Sunday Assembly.