What our members, partners, allied organisations and individuals we work with are saying

I was incredibly impressed by the organisation that had gone into the CCG co-organised event. It was good to see such a wide range of collaborators and participants coming together to present what was, for me, a unique way of bringing healthier living to the community. Between all of you, you have created something very special Sir Peter Dixon Chair of Diabetes UK

- Alex Ashworth
Creative Communities Group

We are looking forward to working with Honorary Fellow Russell Hogarth and his colleagues from the Creative Communities Group on a number of community engagement programmes across Yorkshire.  Rt Revd Peter Burrows The Bishop of Doncaster (Yorkshire, UK)

- Alex Ashworth
Creative Communities Group

The world is changing and education needs to change with it. The traditional staples - memorising and reproducing facts, learning set techniques - are becoming increasingly irrelevant with the advent of information technology. In coming decades, anything that does not require creativity and flexible thinking is likely to be more easily done by machine. Education has a crucial role to play in this. Creativity is not simply an innate, mystical property; it can be nurtured and developed. This book comes at just the right time." MacMillan Palgrave ‘Creative Education, Teaching and Learning’ Gayle Brewer & Russell Hogarth   Dr Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Senior Academic Manager, Future of Humanity Institute Oxford Martin School & Faculty of Phi

- Alex Ashworth
Creative Communities Group

I am honoured to become a member of the creative communities group and hope I can play an increasing role in supporting active citizenship, lifelong learning and regeneration throughout Lancashire and the UK though partnership, community engagement, building resilience and social justice.

- Alison Robinson
Chief Executive & Principal, Myerscough College & University Centre

‘This (CCG co-organised) event both informs, supports, provides practical help and insight to all who attend. Good keynote speakers, many advice agencies and a free health check make up an exceptional event.”

- Councillor Trevor Hart
Former Mayor of Preston, Lancashire (UK)

I’m proud to be a member of this great organisation. The creative community group is a model of best practice for active citizenship and lifelong learning on a global level. They believe in the power of partnerships and how working together can transform communities.

- Stephen Lowe
BBC local radio Lancashire presenter

The event (co-organised by the CCG) was FANTASTIC. My overall feeling was that everyone who attended had a great time.  The sessions I saw were so uplifting and there were also some great networking opportunities.

- CCG event attendee (UK)

‘We believe that there is real positive energy focused on the promotion of community wellbeing that can be released by bringing together a mixture of NHS (National Health Service), voluntary and community organisations (such as the CCG) in a joyful and informal celebration of healthy living. We look forward to many more years of developing partnership working.’

- Professor Romesh Gupta OBE
Chair of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing (UK)