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Miriam Levin, Director of Participatory Programmes, Demos

Miriam Levin was the Chief Executive of Engage Britain until their merger with Demos, Britain’s leading cross-party think tank. She is now Director of Participatory Programmes at Demos. Prior to that she was Engage Britain’s Programme Director and led their work to build solutions to health and care challenges from the grassroots up. 

Miriam has also worked for the UK government as Head of Community Action, where she led the government’s first deliberative democracy programme, and was Head of Outreach at English Heritage. 


Ola Lagunju, storyteller, activist and social scientist

Ola is a storyteller, activist and social scientist who is interested in liberating the freedom of the human spirit and helping people be seen, heard and understood in organisations and society.  She specialises in bringing unconventional and sometimes messy thinking to the world of diversity, inclusion and belonging and brings simple lenses and language to enable people to experiment and make their own unique discoveries. 

Ola has a deep expertise in human systems dynamics, organisation development and organisational culture and as a trained biochemist and bio pharmacist, brings the curiosity and experimental philosophies of a scientist to her work.    She has worked with the likes of Starbucks, UBS, Sky, BP, The Guardian, HSBC, Oxfam, Network Rail and the NHS and is a visiting faculty on a number of culture change and leadership educational programmes. 


Panel: Understanding the new Care Quality Commission (CQC) Assessment and Inspection Process  

Chair: Sarah-Jane Dale, Chief Operating Officer AOD | Director of Development Skills for Care, AOD | Skills for Care 

Tim Coolican, Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors 

Rob Hargreaves, Information Service Manager, Skills for Care 

Karen Pogson, Registered Manager / Director, Active Social Care 

Debbie Dry, Registered Manager, Windsor Lodge

Panel: Green Care  

Chair: Liz Jones, Policy Director, National Care Forum 

Beth Finch, Communities Development Manager, MHA 

Aiden, Volunteer GrowWild Outreach, MHA 

Caroline Strudwick, Senior Sustainability Manager, Bupa 

Anthony Flatt, Energy Manager, Bupa 

Mark Thomas, Sustainability Manager, St Monica Trust