Naomi Davies

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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.

Naomi joined PPR in July 2019, coming from a role at Greater Manchester health and social care partnership and after taking part in 100 Day Challenges as a team member and later as a coach.

Naomi started her journey in health and care as a mental health nurse in the 80s and has subsequently focused on change improvement and programme management of multiple modernising agendas. Naomi had worked across a broad range of areas including mental health, public health, community development, regeneration, learning disabilities, older people's services, hospital discharge, and user involvement.

Naomi is proud to have championed the vital role of co-production and to have used asset based approaches, strong user engagement and building relationships based on trust in many spaces. This included creating a truly improved alternative when a long standing community mental health day centre was being closed.

Within PPR Naomi has worked with a local authority and partners to bring their strategic aims to life, by giving staff, partners and local residents the space and capabilities to think together (across silos) and collaborate. This has resulted in more cross discipline working and formulating ideas to test at pace, while gathering and applying learning in real time to working styles, plans and approaches.

Outside of work Naomi is a mutual aid group volunteer, a badge wearing ‘camerado’ and a board member of the online news organisation The Manchester Meteor. Naomi is proud to feature in the book ‘How to be more pirate’ and takes inspiration from these misunderstood rule breakers.