MICRA Webinar: Communities and COVID-19: the impact of social inequality and social distancing on older people
When: Friday 19th June, 11am - 12pm
Our partners, MICRA, are delighted to host the second title of the MICRA webinar series.
They will host three speakers and a Q&A session
Chris Phillipson will review the impact of Covid-19 on community life, placing this in the context of increasing inequalities affecting neighbourhoods over the past 10 years. He will argue that the nature of the pandemic is raising fundamental questions about the changing nature of our communities, and the responses necessary to support older people in periods of economic and social crisis.
Sophie Yarker will talk about the implications of social distancing measures on how we use public spaces and how we maintain social connections. She will reflect on how important social infrastructures are adapting to deliver their services in the context of the virus and reflects on what issues around social connections may become more pressing as we move into the next phase of the pandemic.
Tine Buffel will consider the implications of COVID-19, and the challenges facing older people living in deprived communities, for developing age-friendly community recovery plans. She will conclude with presenting the research plans led by the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group which will assist this agenda.