This year’s AGM and Annual Conference will be held together, in St Helens. This is a key event for us as it will be the Annual meeting where our chair Jean Mulford will stand down from her role after more than 25 years. 

The focus of the conference is Innovation and how we can work together locally to do things differently.

Join us for “Social innovation – Doing things differently in Halton & St Helens” on 24 September at the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens. The conference will start at 9.30am and conclude at 3pm and include our Annual General Meeting. We will hear from Jackie Le Fevre, Values Expert on the importance of values for innovation and thinking differently and Mark Swift, Wellbeing Enterprises CIC Ltd on social innovations and their potential to empower communities and transform public services.

Afternoon workshops will focus on “Social Pioneering – navigating something new.” The aim will be to prompt different thinking within the local sector, to promote the sharing of innovative services and approaches that help groups respond to the changing environment, survive, thrive and respond to local needs. The conference will potentially enable us to introduce a conversation with local groups about this, share information from local groups and across the country where other organisations have been able to innovate, either in the way they raise money and fund their activities, in the way they deliver services or in the way they work with others.

Finally, we have invited a range of local funders and support organisations for a marketplace and you will get a number of opportunities to get information and talk to them about your work and projects.

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