Community Development Practice HubCommunity Development Practice Hub The Community Development Practice Hub is a resource for people and organisations who ‘work with’ people in Birmingham so they can take collective action to make changes to things that are important to them and their communities. We aim to connect, inspire and upskill community development practitioners across Birmingham. Come join us on this exciting journey, as we collaborate with the sector to offer a tailored approach with a focus on Birmingham-specific learning, challenges, and achievements. Home Tools & Resources Definitions Stories External Resources Events About Reducing men’s social isolation: engagement and retention Connect Hackney Voluntary and community groups running activities for older people often find it easier to engage women than men. While men are not a uniform group, research reflects this reality, showing that men are less likely to get involved with organisations which explicitly cater for older people. In order to find out how to best engage men Connect Hackney funded four projects to test new approaches to reducing men’s social isolation View report The learning comes from the Connect Hackney programme team which has commissioned over 40 projects for socially isolated older people in the borough, as well as from staff from the commissioned projects.