Older Men’s at the Margins Project

The ‘Older Men at the Margins Project’ is a 2-year research project in collaboration with Age UK and funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research. The project seeks to identify ways of alleviating loneliness and reducing isolation for older men (65+) across marginalised groups: older men living in rural areas who are living alone; older gay and bisexual men who are living alone; older men living with hearing loss; and, older men who are carers for significant others. The project includes a fourth group, single older men (65+) who do not belong to the above groups, for comparison. The overarching aim is to develop an in-depth understanding of the ways in which marginalised groups of older men seek to maintain social engagement and social participation in later life and to learn more about their participation in groups and community networks. The project is based at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.

As part of the final stages of the project we’ll be hosting a series of three workshops in Bristol across November under the three themes of 1) older men and sexuality (gay men’s experiences); 2) older men and place (rural and urban locations); and 3) older men who provide care for significant others. The workshops are FREE to attend with lunch provided and are targeted at older community members, particularly men 65+ years, and providers of community-based services for older people in and outside of Bristol. All details about each workshop are outlined below.

We hope you can join us for one of the workshops – please register using the Eventbrite links below. If you have any questions please reply to omam-project@bristol.ac.uk or contact Paul on 0117331640.

Numbers are capped at 40 people per workshop, please register by 8th October ‘18!

WORKSHOP 1: Loneliness, older men and sexuality 

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/loneliness-older-men-and-sexuality-a-workshop-exploring-how-gay-men-who-are-single-and-living-alone-tickets-49650501988

WORKSHOP 2: Loneliness, older men and place

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/loneliness-older-men-and-place-a-workshop-exploring-how-single-older-men-in-rural-and-urban-places-tickets-49686192740

WORKSHOP 3: Loneliness, older men and caring for others

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/loneliness-older-men-and-caring-for-others-a-workshop-exploring-how-older-men-who-are-carers-for-tickets-49686378295

The aim of each workshop is to bring together older community members with service providers to explore ways in which older men from these different groups and locations experience and combat loneliness and isolation in later life.