9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 23 May 2023
Guildhall, London and Online

Stronger Things 2023 – Community Power: Making it happen

9:00am - 5:30pm  |  Tuesday 23 May 2023  |  Guildhall, London and Online

Stronger Things 2023 brought together the boldest and brightest thinkers at the forefront of the community power movement. This time the agenda geared towards action, propelling a community-led vision for public services into reality.

Session videos and transcripts

Lisa Nandy: Labour’s vision for community power

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Bola Owolabi: A mission to close the health gap

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In Practice: Communities Tackling Health Inequalities

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  • Dr William Bird MBE, GP and Founder and CEO, Intelligent Health
  • Dr Andy Knox, GP and Associate Medical Director, Population Health, NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board
  • Kal Kohli, Assistant Director – Early Intervention and Prevention, Birmingham City Council
  • Iain O’Neil – Managing Partner for Health, TPXimpact
  • Chair: Laura Charlesworth, Head of Health Research, New Local

“People’s stories are data with soul. The stories our communities tell will be our most powerful measure of success, combined with data which shows that we are narrowing the gap”

Professor Bola Owolabi

“We need places where we can genuinely create change and authentically collaborate, rather than spaces where we can fill a seat”

Jaiden Corfield

Thank you to our partners for making this event possible

  • "I loved the speakers, I loved the lightening talks, the opportunity for networking - the surroundings, great to be amongst like minded committed people from across the country #inspirational" - ST22 participant

  • "Really well organised event. So impressed with how well it all flowed and the superb New Local team who were so enthusiastic and always on hand to help. The venue was incredible!" – ST22 participant