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Back for a second year, 2017 brings a focus on resilience, with sector specific speakers in the morning and skills based workshops in the afternoon. Designed for Health and Social Care Professionals.

The speaker programme addressed all levels of Frailty and includes current academic research updates, professional practice developments and community-initiated activity programmes for older men.

Click on the links below to see the powerpoint presentation from each speaker.

Paula Bee


The Conference was opened by Paula Bee, Chief Executive of Age UK Wakefield District, drawing together the work acheived by the Organisation relating to Frailty in older people.

Frailty Conference and AGM Presentation by Paula Bee


Andrew Clegg


The Keynote speaker for the Conference was Dr Andrew Clegg, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Geriatrician, Leeds Institute for Health Sciences

Frailty Conference Presentation by Dr Andrew Clegg


Speakers from a variety of Organisations provided different perspectives on Frailty


Alison Harwood 

Alison Harwood - 

Director of Clinical Services at Wakefield Hospice

Frailty Conference Presentation by Alison Harwood


Karen Spilsbury


Karen Spilsbury -

Professor of Nursing at University of Leeds

Frailty Conference Presentation by Karen Spilsbury


Sue Bradley


Sue Bradley -

Chief Officer, Age UK North Craven

Frailty Conference Presentation by Sue Bradley



Please click on the links below for more information from Sue Bradley:

No one should have no one

Testing promising approaches to reducing lonliness results and learning of Age UK's lonliness pilot 2016



Prof.John Young

Professor of Elderly Care Medicine at the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation, Leeds Institute for Health Sciences

Frailty Conference Presentation by Prof. John Young


John Myatt


John Myatt - 

Club Secretary, Wakefeld Walking Football

Frailty Conference Presentation by John Myatt



A delicious lunch was provied and delegates were able to network around the Marketplace and visit information tables from:

Spectrum, Carers Wakefield and District, West Yorkshire Joint Services, Nova, WDH, Live Well Wakefield and West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

The afternoon featured two workshop sessions where delegates chose to attend workshops by:

  • My Therapy - Simple everyday equipment that can make a huge difference
  • Spectrum - Alcohol and older age frailty
  • Mental Health First Aid England - Taster session on anxiety and depression
  • Nova - Community Solutions - How Community Anchors improve resilience in older people
  • Wakefield Council Public Health - Falls Prevention, Home Based Exercise Programme
  • Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust - Pyjama Paralysis: Preventing In-Patient Deterioration
  • Wakefield Council Health Improvement - Chair based exercise, the basic skills
  • Wakefield Council Health Improvement - Supporting individuals to embrace Self Care

The end of the day then saw  Age UK Wakefield District hold their Annual General Meeting.

To download the full Frailty & Reslilience Conference  Programme click here:

walking football


Picture featuring Wakefield Walking football courtesy of Matt Pennington Photographer,

For more details on Wakefield Walking Football click here:


With gratitude to our sponsors for helping us to make the event happen

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