Life Sciences Hub Wales

HUB SPARKS Promoting Multidisciplinary Discovery for Health and Social Care in Wales

Loneliness, Social Isolation and Health Inequalities - Impact on Health and Social Wellbeing


HUB SPARKS is a series of workshops developed by the Life Sciences Hub Wales which looks to foster multidisciplinary discovery around the key problems facing our health and social care system in Wales now and into the future. Bringing together academics, NHS, third sector and industry to pool ideas and strategies, the workshops will scope and develop innovative solutions, services and products to these problems. HUB SPARKS will focus on areas such as Healthy Ageing, AI and Data, Precision Medicine and bringing care closer to home.

The first set of workshops will shine a light on the issue of Healthy Ageing; taking an ecological approach to health in later life to understand the environment where older people live, work and play, covering areas such as: Age friendly communities, Loneliness and Isolation, Dementia Support, falls prevention, health inequalities and opportunities for learning and employment. 

This first workshop held on the 9 July at the Life Sciences Hub Wales will hear from Dr Deborah Morgan (Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research at Swansea University) on how loneliness affects older people's mental health and wellbeing and links with health inequalities as well as looking to understand the ways in which loneliness can be alleviated.

To register your place, click here.