LOC in the Lakes 2023


LOC in the Lakes 2023: Igniting the power of people – new ways of working for better health and wellbeing.

Learning Organisation Collaborative (LOC) Eighth International Festival #LOCintheLakes

 “There are few things more powerful than people united”

Vironika Tugaleva

Calling all community leaders, health and social care volunteers, and staff…

The challenges we face in health and social care are immense. The population is growing as well as ageing, healthcare needs are evolving, and the covid-19 pandemic has widened the health inequalities gap further. The demand on health and social care services outweighs capacity, and the pressure on many of our colleagues is greater than ever before. 

But there is hope. We need to think differently, work differently, DO differently. Listening and learning from people and communities is essential if we are to tackle and overcome the challenges we face. We need to be truly radical in our approach to involvement, harnessing the ideas, energy, and enthusiasm of individuals to transform how we work.

That’s why LOC in the Lakes 2023 will be focusing on people and community involvement, looking at fresh ideas for co-production, innovation, and quality improvement. We'll be considering how we can take action to ignite the power of people, achieving better health and wellbeing for everyone. 

Keynote speakers:

  • Cormac Russell – Founding Director of Nurture Development and a member of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, at DePaul University, Chicago. Cormac is a renowned thought leader in involvement, and has spent the last 25 years training people across the globe in ABCD and other community-based approaches. He will share with us why he believes assets and strengths approaches are the future, and his experience of developing communities in the most challenging of circumstances.
  • More to be announced soon!


You’ll be able to choose from a range of workshops available. On offer we’ll have some practical learning, innovative and inspiring stories, and the latest thinking around people and community involvement. Topics to be announced soon!

Please note that some photography and filming will be taking place at this event.

If you have any queries about this event or any special requirements, please contact [email protected]

Lunch will be provided, so please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.


LOC in The Lakes 2023 is jointly sponsored by the Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) and the Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC).

Event Details

Event date 16 May 2023 9:00 am
Event end date 16 May 2023 4:30 pm
Registration Start Date 25 January 2023
Available places 22
Cut off date 25 April 2023
Individual Price Free
Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 4TS
Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 4TS
Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 4TS
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