This event will focus on how to build a relationship centered practice, which you can put into effect in your projects and programmes on social isolation on loneliness. The event will be led by David Robinson OBE, our guest speaker (details below) and will be followed by an update on our social connection campaign for residents in Tower Hamlets, Just Say Hello, highlighting examples of how local stakeholders have taken part and how you can join in. The event will also focus on the local social isolation and loneliness offer in Tower Hamlets, how you can collaborate and tap in new, free initiatives bringing communities together.

There will also be a space at the end of the event for participants to take to the stage and share new work they would like to publicise to colleagues.

We invite attendees to bring along leaflets and materials to share, there will be a table where to display your information.

Guest speaker: David Robinson

David Robinson founded and co leads the Relationships Project. He is a community development worker who has worked on social innovation for almost fifty years, founding and leading several organisations including Shift– using behavioural insight and award winning design to tackle social problems, the Children’s Discovery Centre- working on literacy and language and the multipurpose Community Links.

To book your place: 


Doors open: 9:40 am

9.40am-9.55am / Arrivals- tea and coffee

9.55am-10am / Welcome from Natalia Clifford, Associate Director for Public Health

10am-10.10am / Ice breaker


10.10am- 10.40am / Workshop on relationship-centered practice led by David Robinson

  • Relationship centered-practice
  • Relationship with service users and between service users
  • How to look after your own wellbeing

10.40am-10.50am / Feedback- open to the room for reflexions

10.50am-11.10am / Comfort break


11.10am-12pm / Just Say Hello Tower Hamlets campaign- helping residents connect

  • What it is- how you can take part
  • How others have taken part: Mind TH, Neighbours in Poplar, Globe community project-(all tbc) Just Say Hello update and how others can collaborate with their work more broadly
  • What you can do


12pm -12.20pm / New social isolation, loneliness and connection offer in Tower Hamlets

Resources and initiatives you can link up with:

  • Directory
  • Family hubs
  • UCL engagement unit (tbc)
  • 5 min open mic for delegates wanting to share with everyone a new service, idea, ask for help and advice on the theme of loneliness and social isolation


12.20 pm- 12.30pm / Feedback

  • feedback form, ideas for next event, feedback on directory


12.30-1.00pm / Sandwich lunch buffet


Please register your attendance on Eventbrite

Connection Coalition event - How to create solid relationships Tickets, Tue 20 Feb 2024 at 09:45 | Eventbrite


How to get to the venue:

Osmani Trust, 58 Underwood road, London E1 5AW

Nearest overground: Whitechapel, nearest tube: Bethnal Green

Venue telephone number: 020 7247 8080