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By Live Well | 24 May 2024 | TAGS: health

People and organisations creating community wealth, funders doing things differently, and commissioners from different sectors came together this week at the latest Live Well event.

The event provided an opportunity to share practice and learning about growing community wealth, ownership, and opportunity in Greater Manchester - and what it takes to enable it to thrive.

Live Well’s mission is to ensure people and communities are at the heart of Greater Manchester's model for health and wellbeing.

As part of the mission, attendees worked together to answer the question, ‘How can communities have collective control over local wealth and assets so they can build their own path to Live Well?’

Attendees heard from lots of brilliant community organisations about what they are doing to support people’s wealth, health, and wellbeing including GM Moving.

A photograph of attendees at a Live Well event taking part in a workshop

Strategic Director Beth Sutcliffe shared our learning from two of our recent community grant programmes including the GM Walking and Wheeling Fund and Together Fund.

Beth was on a panel alongside Steve Flynn from Boost Wellbeing CIC who talked about how the Together Fund supported his yoga sessions for carers alongside Stockport Mind.

The pair shared how involving local people and communities on the funding panel aimed to enable community leadership and engagement with a wider variety of groups.

There was also an exploration of how we can grow opportunities together, and what public services can do differently, to invest in communities and enable community-led health and wellbeing to flourish.

The Elephant’s Trail community reporters made a video to share their learning: 

If you’re not yet connected to Live Well, you can find out more here: Live Well | Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership and check out #GMLiveWell

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