Talkfest Summer - July 2018

Talkfest Community Engagement Workshop

The community engagement workshop was developed in partnership with CCG, Public Health, Healthwatch St Helens and Halton and St Helens Voluntary Community Action (VCA). This event was aimed at engaging with the local community about the future of health and care and to celebrate the NHS 70 Birthday. The workshop involved members of the community to start to identify the “4%” change makers in our community who make a difference and play an important role within their local areas. Objectives were set as follows:


  1. To connect the change makers and across our community and expand the network.
  2. To ensure a shared understanding of the St Helens Cares ethos (what it stands for) and enabling the change-makers to become advocates.
  3. To identify and understand the challenges faced by our community from the change makers perspective
  4. To map the assets, skills and capabilities of our community that support St Helens Cares in addressing the challenges faced by our community whilst reconnecting and forging new links between different parts of the community

You can read the report from the day here.