Annual Conference

BNs Annual Conference (Edinburgh) 2017: Friday 3rd November 2017 9.30am - 4.30pm

“Befriending and community: the central role of relationships building a stronger future”

There is a growing awareness – at all levels – of the central importance of community in our lives and of the need to re-build and empower communities. Voices from every sector – from government to local organisations – are calling for us to work towards a future in which the places we live are nurturing, open, kind, welcoming and useful .

Building relationships between individuals – where co relationships currently exist – is central to this endeavour, so how can we make sure that befriending plays a leading role in realising this vision? What new possibilities does this wider emphasis on re-building communities open up for our sector, and what are the challenges which a community-focused approach would present us with?

Come to the Befriending Networks Annual Conference in Edinburgh on the 3rd of November and be part of a day of learning, discussion and exchange on this important topic.

Book before 29th September to take advantage of early bird rates:
Early bird: £90 (members) / £110 (non-members)
After 29th September: £110 (members / £130 (non-members)

Past Conferences

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