Gwenno is passionate about helping people share their stories and unleash their creativity, and is fascinated by the role that place and space plays in social inequality.
She currently leads Innovation Unit’s work with Healthy London Partnership, supporting three London boroughs to enable people with mental health problems and musculoskeletal pain to stay in work or go back to work. She is also working with the NHS Confederation to create learning materials for Primary Care Networks, and is supporting the evaluation of the Health Foundation’s QLab mental health and persistent pain incubator.
Her experience includes research and community engagement, and she has worked with social enterprises, local governments and the private sector to apply user insights to strategic decisions. She studied human geography at the LSE, and also completed Year Here, a hands-on course to build smart solutions to entrenched social problems. Over the last few years she has worked on housing, youth employment and regeneration projects, and has set up a small charity.
Integrated employment support
Thoughts on the Long Term Plan
In this blog series we explore three priority areas of the NHS Long Term Plan and provide our view on what we think it will take in practice to achieve the ambition it sets out.
In this first instalment, Sarah Dew discusses the importance of scaling solutions that work for people, not conditions.
Delivering asset-based services for young people
This time last week we took part in a conference hosted by North Yorkshire County Council to share how the No Wrong Door model has helped rethink care for adolescents.