One West Lancs Forum

One West Lancs held its second Forum & West Lancashire Showcase on 13th May 2015 at Edge Hill University. The theme of the event was ‘Tackling Poverty and Inequality by creating opportunities for all’ and 126 people from 60 organisations across the public, private and voluntary sector attended.

The presentations, displays and films included:

  • Professor John Diamond, Director of Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice at Edge Hill University (I4P) – on the challenge faced by all sectors working to reduce inequalities
  • Hugh Evans, Deputy Chief Executive, North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce – on the West Lancs Economy
  • Karen Thompson, Consultant in Public Health, Lancashire County Council, on behalf of West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – Health Inequalities in West Lancs

To read their presentations, go to:

A number of community groups gave ‘Shout Outs’ on their work at the Forum event and these are outlined in the June edition of the One West Lancs newsletter:





Health Network event – report

The spring 2015 Health Network Event held at Edge Hill University on Wednesday 18 February 2015 focused on ‘People & Communities: Our Local Role & Values’ and covered several issues including inclusion for equality, dignity in health & care and local participation & influence in decision making. Over 85 people attended the event from 46 different organisations including both public and the voluntary, community and faith sectors.

Please click here to read the report

There were several presentations at the event – please click the names below to read them in full:

John Diamond

Warren Escadale

If you would like a copy of Dr Karen Groves and Lucinda McArthur’s presentations, please contact Vicky Attwood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as these are too big to be uploaded onto the website.  Dr Groves also showed a video as part of her presentation – .