Equalities Events Equality events 22 March. South Gloucestershire Equalities Conference 2018: Supporting Inclusive Rural Communities This conference will look at how rural issues can affect people from different backgrounds and how residents can work together to meet the needs of everyone in their rural community. 9.00am to 1.00 pm followed by lunch @ Chipping Sodbury Town Hall. More information 20 March. Information Evening on Combating Loneliness of the Elderly in local communities This is an event for members of local communities who have, or might have, contact with lonely people, but who may not be sure what they can do to help, and want to know more about how to help combat loneliness for elderly people in their communities. Booking essential. 6-8.30pm including time to look at stalls and eat nibbles. More information and how to book The South Gloucestershire Equality Forum events Conference 2014 topic: Hate Crime, it's impact and how to stop it. A full report of the conference can be read here. Conference 2016 topic: Isolation and Loneliness. A full report of the conference can be read here.