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Learning seminar: Social Infrastructure: How shared spaces make communities work

Our social infrastructure - the shared spaces and public places that form a part of our everyday lives - are often overlooked, yet are a crucial part of our communities on many levels.

This interactive seminar, led by Dr Sophie Yarker (University of Manchester), poses the question of how a variety social infrastructure can benefit older people as well as discussing how better utilising these spaces can bring major benefits to local communities.

The seminar will be your opportunity to:

  • Learn about the most recent policy and academic thinking around social infrastructure

  • Discuss how social infrastructure that is important to the projects you fund or deliver and the communities you work with and support

  • Explore how you use and experience the third places in your own neighbourhoods

This seminar will be useful for national charities, voluntary organisations, public sector, academics and think tanks interested in place-based working, older people and/or inequalities.

Please register here.

The seminar coincides with the national launch of Ambition for Ageing and MICRA’s report of the same name, which will be available on the day. You can read the report online by clicking here.


10th December, 2019 | 1pm to 4pm.


Age UK Camden
Tavis House
1-6 Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9NA


Ageing Better in Camden

Phone: 020 7239 0400

Later Event: December 17
ABC's Older People's Advisory Group