Engage 2021: In conversation with Dr Hilary Cottam OBE – engagement practitioners as change makers
About this session
Join Dr Hilary Cottam OBE, in conversation with Olivia Butterworth, Head of Public Participation at NHS England and NHS Improvement, as they explore the big social challenges of today and examine the role of engagement practitioners as catalysts for change. Hilary will build on the themes set out in her book ‘Radical Help’ around the transformation of public services and the power of people and communities. They’ll discuss the organic social infrastructure that developed in neighbourhoods across the country to respond to COVID-19 and the role of engagement practitioners in nurturing this and promoting long term relationships with people and communities that have a lasting impact on health outcomes.
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About Hilary Cottam:
Dr Hilary Cottam OBE Hilary is an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur working with communities and governments around the world to design collaborative, affordable solutions to big social challenges. Innovations include new approaches to employment, ageing and chronic health conditions. Transformation is achieved through an emphasis on human relationships supported by technology. Hilary’s current work focuses on the need for a ‘fifth social revolution’: to enable widespread flourishing in this century as work, society and our economies go through deep structural change. Hilary’s book Radical Help on the future of welfare was published to widespread acclaim in June 2018 by Little Brown UK. Her TED talk on the future of social systems has had over 750,000 views. Hilary was educated at Oxford, Sussex and the Open University. She is currently a Visiting Professor at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Hilary has been recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and was named UK Designer of the Year in 2005 for her work pioneering social design. She was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to the welfare state. Hilary lives in London.
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