GWT Conference Webinar - Day 2

Wednesday 10th March 2021, 10:00am - 2:30pm

This year, due to the pandemic we are offering six webinars, each lasting one and a half hours, covering a wide range of topics which will be available online.

Wednesday 10th March 2021

Webinar 3 – Let’s get rid of Ageism

Time: 10 am – 11.45 am

Speaker: Jordan Giberson, Marketing Consultant, Guild Housing

Ageism effects all of us – whether we are young, old, or somewhere in between. Ageism is a broad issue throughout the UK that exists in many different areas in society. In this webinar we will discuss this issue and the different areas of ageism that exist within our society including:

  1. Language – Tackling everyday ageist language used to talk about older and younger people.
  2. Cities – Making our cities more accessible and age-friendly.
  3. Services – Promote independence by making financial and technology services easier, safer and fairer to use.

Join us to discuss what ageism is, the many different areas we see ageism in our society, and what we can all do to put an end to ageism. STOPageism is a new initiative powered by Guild Living working to put an end to ageism across the UK. In order to tackle these issues, it is uniting a range of organisations – from charities and businesses in various industries, to media partners and individuals. STOPageism has a wide variety of 45+ partners including Legal & General, Alzheimer’s Research UK, GWT, and many others. Together, though the STOPageism platform, we believe we will amplify each other’s voices to help stop ageism.

Speaker: Luke Price, Evidence Manager, Centre for Ageing Better

(information to follow shortly)

GWT Excellence Awards 2021 – presentation of the Tackling Ageism Award

Time: 11.30 am

Break till webinar 2 starts at 1pm

Webinar 4 – Food and Relationships

Time: 1pm – 2.30pm

Speakers: (1) Tilly Robinson-Miles, Impact and Policy Officer, Eat Well Age Well (2) Donna Borokinni, Community Engagement Officer, Food for Life Get Togethers Scotland (3) Alison McKinnie, Project Manager, Zero Waste Scotland

This webinar invites speakers from three organisations all of whom are connected via the environment. They will share their experiences around recycling and good food for all generations and how connecting in our communities between generations is all encompassing across the life course and important in our communities to help improve social isolation, loneliness and health and wellbeing as well as looking after the environment. It’s about sharing and caring whilst growing and cooking and cutting down on waste. By using an intergenerational approach we can together build real trust, respect and friendships between the generations and improve our communities to be places people feel safe to grow up in and grow old in together.

  1. Eat Well Age Well, a national project which is part of the National Charity- Food Train, work to tackle malnutrition amongst older adults living at home in Scotland. Approximately 100,000 older people in Scotland are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. Eat Well Age Well will be talking about the important role of food in bringing people together to prevent malnutrition, food insecurity and social isolation in older age. They will discuss the importance of recognising the social and wellbeing value of food, as well as of grassroot community initiatives, including intergenerational work, that provide older people with opportunities to eat, shop and cook with others.
  2. The Soil Association’s Food for Life Get Togethers brings people together. And right now, it’s more important than ever to stay connected with one another. Food for Life Get Togethers are regular community activities that connect people from all ages and backgrounds through growing, cooking and eating good food. Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and delivered with the support of 6 national partners, Food for Life Get Togethers are part of a bigger movement, led by the Soil Association, to make good food the easy choice for everyone.
  3. Zero Waste Scotland Scotland can show the world another way, that means we will lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly. Making Scotland a pioneer of the Circular Economy, just as we were a pioneer of the industrial revolution. Zero Waste Scotland will focus on where, as a society, we can have the greatest impact on climate change. This includes:
  • Responsible consumption – where people and businesses demand products and services in ways which respect the limits of our natural resources.
  • Responsible production – where a circular economy is embraced by businesses and organisations which supply products and services to get the maximum life and value from the natural resources used to make them;
  • Maximising value from Waste – where the environmental and economic value of wasted resources and energy is harnessed efficiently.

GWT Excellence Awards 2021 – presentation of the Innovation in the Community Award

Time: 2.15pm

  • Day 1Monday 8th March (1) Intergenerational Faith Communities (2) Excellence Award (Creative ways to connect after Covid-19) (3) Places for encounters and connections
  • Day 3Friday 12th March (1) Innovation (2) Research and Innovation (3) Excellence Award (Digital Innovation) (4) Celebration Award (This special award will be announced on the day)


One day – member £10 / non-member £15
Two days – member £20 / non-member £30
Week pass – all three days, giving access to the six webinars and to GWT’s Excellence Award presentationsDiscounted rate of £25 for members and £38 for non-members – Book now

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