Activating Communities for Health: Spice events this October

Community centred approaches and partnerships with the voluntary sector are key to local and national NHS and public health strategies for improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities. How can we work better with communities to improve local capacity? In doing so, how can we ensure that more disadvantaged communities, where rates of volunteering are lower and health inequalities are greater, are not left behind?

Spice is hosting three panel events this October to explore how these challenges can be addressed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for all, through increasing participation in communities and building voluntary sector capacity and resilience. As part of the conversation we’ll be considering how businesses and institutions in the arts, culture, sports and leisure can contribute, and share examples of impact.

We also invite you to celebrate with us as we look to the future. Spice is 10 years old this year and the event will mark the launch of our new 5-year strategy and new name. Join us for drinks and networking after the panel.

Our events are taking place in London, Warrington and Cardiff. For more details on the speakers for each event and to book your place, please see the eventbrite links below:

Events

4 October, Activating Communities for Health (London), 5.30-8pm

We are hosting the first event in partnership with innovation foundation Nesta. Join us and a panel of public health, voluntary & private sector thought leaders. Book your place here

9 October, Activating Communities for Health (Warrington), 5.30-8pm

Join Spice and a panel of public health, voluntary & private sector thought leaders from the North West. Book your place here

23 October, Community Powered-Health: Supporting Better Outcomes for All Ages, Cardiff, 6-8pm

This event, held at National Assembly for Wales, will explore how the challenges of loneliness and isolation can be addressed through increasing participation in communities and building voluntary sector capacity and resilience. Welsh Government Minister for Children & Social Services, Huw Irranca-Davies, will introduce the discussion and formally launch a public consultation on the issues of loneliness and social isolation in Wales. Book your place here

For queries about any of our events, email events@justaddspice.org