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ISR Public Event: 17th March 2021

Young People and the Pandemic:
Doing Socially Distanced Social Responsibility

Watch the webinar here: Youtube ISR Playlist

Overcoming digital divides, building social connections and acting in a socially responsible way in the midst of a global pandemic isn’t an easy task. COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities, with those already experiencing digital poverty, excluded from what was an almost exclusively digital policy response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  This webinar series will discuss how or indeed if we can do socially distanced social responsibility.

In the second of our ISR Series on Socially Distanced Social Responsibility we will be focussing on the pandemic experiences of young people, asking how young people and youth work can be socially distanced and sharing examples of enacting online and ‘covid-safe’  social responsibility with young people. Young people have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and whilst stereotypes of tech savvy youth abound the reality for many young people is digital exclusion.

This seminar welcomes guest speakers from The Young Foundation, Young Women’s Trust, and charity Embrace Wigan and Leigh to share their work, best practice and learning around working in socially distanced but connected ways during the past year of pandemic restrictions.

Young people are our next wave of change makers and this seminar will discuss how we can work with young people, listen to their voices and co-create socially distanced social responsibility, as pioneers  of sustainable hope.

This event takes place Online (a secure link will be distributed following registration).

Date: Wednesday 17th March 2021

6.00pm Event start
7.00pm Event close

Venue: Online (a secure link will be distributed following registration).

Registration:  this event is FREE but please click here to book your place.

Angela Broadbridge, The Young Foundation
Ang joined the Young Foundation in January 2021 as Peer Research Lead, supporting their growing National Peer Research Network and strategy.  Ang brought with her her experiences in leading a peer research network and training programme for Fulfilling Lives Newcastle Gateshead (FLNG) where she was research and evaluation lead, training and developing Experts by Experience in peer research skills through accredited learning and development, and ensuring learning influenced and shaped the focus of the programme supported by lived experience evidence. Read More…

Diana Galloway, Young Women’s Trust
Diana is a Participation Officer with the Young Women’s Trust. Young Women’s Trust work with young women aged 18 – 30 on low or no pay. Dianna has recently started a project at work to support young women who are digitally excluded and alongside other organisations, Dianna is collaborating to keep young women people involved digitally during the pandemic. Read More…

Chris Hamnett, Embrace Wigan and Leigh
My name is Chris Hamnett, I am general manager for a small Charity called Embrace Wigan and Leigh. We provide advocacy and a range of support options for disabled people and their families. My background is in social care, and I have worked in a range of settings both residential and in the community. Over the past few years, I have been in a managerial role so decided to return to university to complete a master’s in business administration. My role at Embrace involves overseeing the services we deliver, implementing the organisations strategy and managing finances.



13th January 2021
Webinar: How do you do Socially Distanced Social Responsibility?

This session will consider how to do social responsibility in a socially distanced way. When the UK entered its first lockdown in March 2020, community groups and voluntary sector organisations were forced to move to online delivery. This has continued to the present time and has exacerbated existing inequalities, with those already experiencing digital poverty excluded from what was an almost exclusively digital policy response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  This webinar welcomes John Davis, ISR Visiting Fellow and guest speakers from the Bluecoat Liverpool and Youthfocus North West.
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