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The People Powered Results team at Nesta has been pioneering new approaches to achieving change and innovation in complex systems since 2014. These approaches are smarter, faster, more collaborative and more inclusive of citizens and people working at the front line.

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People who are closest to services are the experts in both their own experience and the community they live in, but often don’t have enough influence over transformation efforts.

A place-based, people-focused, rapid approach to change has been a missing part of the jigsaw in complex system change, and a reason why top-down reform on its own often fails to achieve its potential. We believe that by supporting people, places, and systems to mobilise senior leaders and people closest to the issues, they are better equipped to spread and scale what works and embed capability for innovation.

Ultimately this creates better outcomes for people.

The team partners with local systems and places to design and deliver structured change and innovation programmes drawing upon a range of methods, tools and frameworks that connect people and unlock their skills, insights and expertise, to drive change forward. The team provides the following support:

  1. 100 Day Challenges: Nesta-supported intensive change programmes which combine leadership support with frontline action and collaboration.
  2. Building capacity in the 100 Day Challenge: training local practitioners to run their own 100 Day Challenges. Training people up in the process and building their confidence in the key coaching and facilitation skills.
  3. Systemic change and innovation support: delivering a range of tailored support to national, regional and local public sector bodies drawing on a range of key leadership and systems change methods and frameworks.

The team has a UK reach, with team members working out of London, Scotland, Wales and Greater Manchester.

Since the launch of our work in 2014 we have supported the delivery of both national and local programmes across the UK.

Locally, we have supported change efforts in places across the UK that have included focusing on improving children and young people’s mental health, supporting people with learning disabilities and autism to live a meaningful life, and improving outcomes around a host of health-based issues, ranging from frailty to diabetes.

Nationally, this has included working alongside the NHS England Strategy Group to support the Elective Care Development Collaborative and working with the personalised care group in NHS England, supporting Integrated Personal Commissioning at sites across England.

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Team

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell

Head of Development

Catherine's work focuses on People Powered Results - a partnership approach to complex service transformation in health and care settings.

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Charlene Stagon

Charlene Stagon

Charlene Stagon

Programme Manager, People Powered Results

Charlene is a Programme Manager for People Powered Results in Nesta's Health Lab.

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Daniel Farag

Daniel Farag

Daniel Farag

Director, Health Lab, People Powered Results

Daniel leads our work on People Powered Results.

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Elena Sabatini

Elena Sabatini

Elena Sabatini

Programme Manager, People Powered Results

Elena is a Programme Manager in the Health Lab at Nesta, her work focuses on People Powered Results.

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Haru Majengwa

Haru Majengwa

Haru Majengwa

Team Coordinator, People Powered Results

Haru is a Team Coordinator.

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Kate Howard

Kate Howard

Kate Howard

Assistant Programme Manager, People Powered Results

Kate is an Assistant Programme Manager for People Powered Results in Nesta's Health Lab

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Kate Simpson

Kate Simpson

Kate Simpson

Head of Delivery and Operations

Kate is Head of Delivery and Operations in the People Powered Results team, leading on the delivery of transformation programmes within highly complex systems.

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Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans

PA to Halima Khan, Executive Director Health, People and Impact

Kelly is the PA to Halima Khan.

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Louise Endersby

Louise Endersby

Louise Endersby

Senior Programme Manager, People Powered Results

Louise will be leading the People Powered Results work across Greater Manchester.

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Nadeen Haidar

Nadeen Haidar

Nadeen Haidar

Programme Manager, People Power Results

Nadeen's main focus will be working within the People Powered Results team, supporting front-line health and social care teams to test out new methods to achieve rapid change.

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Naomi Davies

Naomi Davies

Naomi Davies

Programme Manager, People Powered Results

Naomi will be working in the People Powered Results team, supporting front-line health and social care teams to test out new methods to achieve rapid change.

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Polly Redfern

Polly Redfern

Polly Redfern

Design and Content Editor, People Power Results

Polly is a Design and Content Editor. She supports her colleagues on work with front-line health and social care teams who want to test out new methods to improve health outcomes.

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Robert Jamieson

Robert Jamieson

Robert Jamieson

Assistant Programme Manager, People Powered Results

Robert is an Assistant Programme Manager for People Powered Results in Nesta's Health Lab.

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Rachael Glover

Rachael Glover

Rachael Glover

Programme Manager, Health Lab

Rachael is a Programme Manager in the Health Lab at Nesta, her work focuses on People Powered Results.

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Sophie Mckechnie

Sophie Mckechnie

Sophie Mckechnie

Senior Programme Manager, People Powered Results

Sophie is a Senior Programme Manager in the People Powered Results team in Nesta’s Health Lab.

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