Wednesday, 5 February, 2020
The Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool
9:00 - 13:00

Over 18 months the LCR Wealth and Wellbeing Programme has invited people to talk about health and wellbeing in or out of work, about the effect of poor health on the economy in the region and the effect of the economy on health.  The programme has developed the evidence that poor health in the LCR population accounts for a third of the gap in productivity between the region and the rest of the country and demonstrated that people, in each of the six boroughs, are keen to engage in discussion about what this means and what can be done about it.

On Feb 5th there will be a summit workshop to bring the learning so far into a set of recommendations for economic planning across the city region.  This will include an animated video that captures the views of people who are coping with work and being ill.  It will make the point that the best ideas will come from keeping people engaged in the implementation of economic planning and that we need to make the economy work for the health and wellbeing of all people because, in return, a healthier population will make for a more productive and inclusive economy.

09.00    Arrival and tea/coffee.

09.30    Opening - LCR Mayor Steve Rotheram

09.45    A perspective from Local Government - Cllr Kate Groucutt

10.00    Liverpool City Region Local Industrial Strategy - Adrian Nolan

10.10    Key points from Wealth and Wellbeing programme - Alan Higgins

  • Health is an imperative in economic planning
  • Engaging a wide range of perspectives is feasible and brings benefits
  • Evidence base suggests broad programme of interventions – whole system
  • The voice of people in general and specifically with health-related problems must be heard 

Showing Wealth and Wellbeing Insights video.

10.25    Draft recommendations to the Local Industrial Strategy Matt Ashton

10.50    Tea/Coffee into discussion

11.05    Discussion groups

Three discussion groups each addressing three issues:

  • Recommendations to the LIS – which ones mean something to you? Which are top of your list?  What’s missing? What would improve the recommendations? 
  • What would happen if we put wellbeing at the centre of economic planning? What would be different from current economic planning? What priorities or actions would be dropped or new ones put in place?
  • Keeping strategy implementation and action alive, flexible, responsive and open.  What would this look like? What would be different from current strategy implementation? How would it happen in practice?

12.15    Feedback from discussion groups

12.45    What happens next and lunch.

If you want to attend please register your interest with Stacey via as soon as possible. She will then get back to you to confirm a place and further details.


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