NHS Voices of Covid-19 In Conversation: Charities and the Voluntary Sector: Tuesday 24 November, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Thank you to all our speakers and participants who joined us for our Covid Conversation focusing on charities and the voluntary sector. It was a though provoking event raising many issues. You can watch the event in full here.
Our director Stephanie Snow was joined by speakers:
Ellie Orton- Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together. She has worked in the specialist social care, education and faith sector for over 25 years regionally, nationally and internationally.
Chris Larkin- Director of Stroke Support – England, Stroke Association. He has extensive knowledge of the health and social care system and is passionate about the role of the voluntary sector within it.
Charles Kwaku-Odoi- Chief Officer of the Caribbean and African Health Network, Manchester. He has a wealth of strategy, governance and policy experience from a number of roles in the voluntary and public sectors at local and national levels.
Prof John Mohan - Director of The third Sector Research Centre, The University of Birmingham.
Charities and the voluntary sector play a major role in supporting millions of people living with ongoing health and care needs across the UK. From neurological conditions to mental health to disabilities to cancer and much more – the third sector provides emotional support, practical help, and social activities for users, families and carers and is deeply involved in advocacy and research. Their role has become even more critical through the pandemic as they work with some of the most vulnerable people in our society.