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

‘I was very proud to have been involved and will continue to support Preston Soup (organised and run by the CCG) in the future and I would encourage others to get involved in the next event – a fantastic opportunity to give something back and learn more about what’s happening in your community.”  

- Angela Hickey
Former Business Connector from Business in the Community (UK)

“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

Dear Russell, I would like to thank you and in particular Nigel Farnworth from the UCLan Creative Communities Group for chairing the World Social Work Day celebration conference on behalf of the Chief Social Worker for Adults Office, Department of Health in London on the 18 March.  Nigel not only chaired the event he also delivered an excellent closing presentation titled, The Creative Communities Group “Towards a better Tomorrow”  to the delegates. The conference was a tremendous success with positive feedback from the delegates who attended. Social Work is very privileged to benefit so positively from those with lived experience and carers and I would like to wish Nigel and the UCLan Creative Communities Group UK every success in the future and thank them for their continued support. Yours sincerely, Lyn Romeo Chief Social Worker for Adults (England)  Whitehall London

- Lyn Romeo
Chief Social Worker for Adults (England) Whitehall London

The musician, who has played with the Stone Roses, Ian Brown, Paul Weller and Simply Red to name a few, is the special guest at UCLan’s diversity fringe event. The fringe event, organised by the UCLan Creative Communities Group (CCG), brings together musicians, artists and representatives from health organisations, business and the local community with a common theme of promoting and supporting positive health and wellbeing. Aziz commented: “I was delighted when Russell Hogarth asked if I could support the UCLan Creative Communities Group at the diversity fringe event. It's going to be a pleasure performing on the night to an audience of UCLan students, staff and community members. The evening will also be the launch of an exciting future project that Russell and I are both working on at UCLan for 2016.

- Aziz Ibrahim
Musician & Former Stone Roses guitarist & CCGUK member

‘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)

"Creative Communities like this are vital to support our bourgeoning creative industries. Modern technology is increasingly allowing creative businesses to be based anywhere so having communities based around and supported by regional universities can help to provide mutual support and help to share knowledge and opportunities"

- Wayne Hemingway MBE
HemingwayDesign & CCGUK member