Public & private
Better lives, better communities.
One Wirral is a social enterprise which brings organisations and people together.
Being a Community Interest Company means that we represent the interest of the people of our community. This means that we are a not-for-profit organisation which reinvests any funding and profit back into the community of
- Investing in people – supporting organisations in developing the potential of their staff via training, employment opportunities and staff wellbeing.
- Investing in our place – working with people and organisations collaboratively to improve the places we live in
- Investing in projects – listening to the things the community are telling us would benefit them and supporting them to make them happen
Natalie Young Calvert
Partnership Development Manager (Voluntary and Community)
Head of Innovation and Development
Head of Health and Wellbeing Services
Service Development Manager
Wirral Prehabilitation Practitioner
Wirral Prehabilitation Practitioner
Wirral Prehabilitation Administrator
Wirral Prehabilitation Practitioner
Health Coach Coordinator
One Wirral is all about collaboration and our partners are the core of what we do.
Many organisations, small grassroots groups and individuals are working on projects to improve the lives of the people of Wirral. We offer a place where they can collaborate with others and find support to maximise the impact
We want to help build healthier and more resilient communities.
Our goal is to ensure people have equal access to services that make their lives better, including those that go further than providing medical services alone. There are plenty of ideas out there to help people with non-clinical aspects of their lives which are key to their wellbeing.
We are keen to support these ideas, help them realise their potential and build a more resilient community together.
We believe that bringing healthcare and community organisations together will benefit the people of Wirral.
One Wirral belongs to everybody, from big to small organisations, NHS to voluntary and community sector, to individuals. It is a platform for smaller organisations to be actively involved in accessing large scale funding and having an opportunity to be involved in wider equality projects. For larger organisations, to share knowledge with individuals who have a great idea!
Together, we are greater than the sum of our parts.
Our Community Development Workers identify new ideas, opportunities and resources currently existing within the community, in an organic process that requires conversations with organisations, grassroots groups, volunteers and service users.
They listen to their ideas and work together to develop solutions which include other individuals, associations or institutions who share similar goals and bring added value to their projects.
Our objective is to facilitate collaboration to create synergies, maximise resources and achieve the greatest community impact.
Some projects are ready to go and only need start-up help, while others need an Action Group. Action Groups are wider support teams with the skills and experience to move a project idea into reality.
An Action Group facilitates connections with key stakeholders and partners needed to make the project happen. It also provides infrastructural support and access to larger pots of money, which are only available to organisations that work collaboratively.
Once a project is mature enough, it is implemented by our partners, whilst we ensure its community impact is measured.
Natalie has worked in Health and Social Care for over 15 years, from Commissioning, Service Transformation, Change Management and Operations. She is currently the Chief Officer of a GP Federation and is also supporting the Wirral system by leading the Healthy Wirral Programme for Planned Care. She is passionate about creating health equality and believes this should be done through both grassroots development and system wide change. She has set up systems that will develop workforce capability and resilience. She is dedicated to giving local people opportunities to thrive.
Karen has unique expertise in both heath care and third sector. She spent a significant period of her career working in third sector infrastructure so has a good understanding of the community services across the Wirral. She is currently an executive lead for a Primary Care Network so understands and works in Primary Care. She recognises the role the third sector play in improving health and social care, and has the experience, vision and connections to enable this to happen. Karen is passionate about equality, whether that is smaller organisations accessing funding, or an individual having access to the same services no matter where they live on the Wirral.
Sonia trained as an engineer, she moved to the third sector 18 years ago working in mental health, prisons, 3rd sector infrastructure and commissioning cancer services. Sonia is passionate about community development, completing her masters in Community Leadership in 2019. In her spare time, she has invested in, and is part of a team renovating a derelict chapel to become a community space and cafe.
Paul has commissioned and ran different projects for One Wirral, leading on our StaffBox brand - a four tier web based platform to help organisations manage and grow, all in one box! He has worked in adult education for many years and he is passionate about enabling young people to thrive. More recently he has developed employability training for Kickstart and is offering it as a service through One Wirral.
Lucy is passionate about enabling people to live their best life. She has run projects that promote physical activity and brings people along on her journey. An example of this, was whist running a Community Cancer project, she completed 12 Macmillan Mighty marathon hikes in one year, raising money and awareness for Macmillan. She believes that the ?non-clinical model? is essential for the future of healthcare and has set up services including wellbeing practitioners, health coaches and more recently a prehabilitation service for One Wirral. She has developed partnerships with leisure services and third sector partners such as Mencap to enable patients to access physical activity in a way that is relevant to them.
Katie has worked many roles including health care and learning and development. Katie is extremely organised and resourceful, finding solutions to things before they become problems! Katie ensures that all documents are up-to-date and that we meet all our legal requirements, with a nice tidy ghant chart!
Debbie worked in NHS finance for 35 years (the last 27 of them being at The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust) before stepping down from her role as Finance Director in 2017 to work part time. Debbie then provided financial and management support to the Cheshire & Wirral Local Delivery Service and more recently the Wirral system within the Healthy Wirral Programme Delivery Unit. Being a Wirral resident, whose family members are frequent users of the Wirral Health and Care system Debbie is keen to make a positive difference to our local population.
Debbie has lived in Wirral all of her life and is passionate about building a sustainable & healthy future for all Wirral Residents. She has children at local schools and believes in securing investment into the local economy to support the areas future aspirations. Debbie believes if we ensure that we support everyone’s health and wellbeing, great things can follow and if we all take time to listen to what is important to communities, we can build and develop effective and enterprising systems to improve people lives. Debbie’s career so far has followed areas that she believes in and feels passionate about. Starting with her initial training as a Research Scientist working on good practice and integrating consumer understanding into research, then moving into Healthcare working within Mental Health, Secondary and Primary Care. Debbie has also spent part of her career engaged in Strategic Planning for a local Russell Group University supporting the Access and Participation Plan, to make the University.
Scott has worked within public and private sector health organisations for the past 13 years. Initially working in and further developing a range of different services over the years including exercise referral, phase 3 and 4 Cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab and establishing a weight management service from the ground up. Most recently as the health coach co-ordinator for Primary Care Wirral quickly establishing Health Coaches into an integral part of General Practice workforce, moulding to the needs of the Practice and its patients.He has a unique skillset and is at the forefront of developing and delivering training for various organisations to better improve our conversations, allowing us to improve the health of our communities, empowering people and enabling them to become active participants in improving their health.
Oli is driven to provide the best service possible during the prehabilitation and rehabilitation phase after cancer diagnosis. Preparing people physically for any treatments they may be receiving, improving treatment outcomes. Then aiding people in getting back to previous activity levels post/ during treatment, increasing quality of life and activities of daily living. Tailoring physical activity advice individually to the person, increasing adherence to a healthy active lifestyle.Oli is highly qualified having achieved a B.Sc, and a M.Sc in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Oli is also a qualified level 3 personal trainer in addition to gaining level 4 Cancer Prehab/ Rehabilitation certification from the Wright Foundation. Oli has valuable previous experience working in a rehabilitation setting and cancer research trials, in which he will be able to apply to this role.
Georgina has worked in the health and wellbeing sector for the past 5 years, starting her career working with children and young people, motivating them to get active both inside and outside of school. Georgina then moved on to working with adults in group and 1-2-1 settings through the GP referral scheme in Sefton. Over the past year Georgina has been working on the prehabilitation programme, designing online and home-based exercise for patients during the pandemic.
Rhian has a varied background including education, student nursing and an emergency medical dispatcher for the Ambulance Service. As well as working in high pressured environments, Rhian has delivered lifesaving instructions and delivered babies via the telephone. The roles Rhian has pursued have meant that she can handle sensitive and stressful circumstances.Rhian’s experience provides the team with the first port of call for the hospital staff and patients, organised databases and administrative support for the whole team.
Elaine has over 20 years’ experience working within Wirral Leisure and fitness motivating a wide range of people of all ages and abilities to achieve their health and fitness goals. Elaine has recently spent 2 years working for Macmillan within a unique pilot scheme supporting people across Wirral effected by cancer live well, manage their health and wellbeing and take back control. Elaine has designed and delivered Macmillan Rehabilitation Exercise Classes, popular circuit-based group sessions to enable patients to build their fitness levels and confidence pre/post-surgery, during/following cancer treatments. Elaine has also delivered chair-based classes at Maggie’s Merseyside and local Macmillan Health Walks, all activities which promote lasting health improvements and independence.
After leaving the world of insurance to have her family, as the children grew Karen became involved as a volunteer advocate within the third sector. By using life and work skills she evolved, in 2004, to became a champion for public voice and became Senior Coordinator of Local Involvement Networks.
She then became a Senior Manager at Community Action Wirral and, subsequently, CEO of Healthwatch Wirral. Sharing the experiences and views of patients, public and staff at decision making tables is the primary role of Healthwatch Wirral.
As a Non-Executive Director of One Wirral, Karen will take a non-biased, enthusiastic and realistic approach and aims to support One Wirral to encourage collaboration and partnership working across all sectors; so that everyone receives the best possible care, treatment and support to live as full and as happy a life as possible.
Georgia has a huge passion for improving health and wellbeing through providing tailored, personalised support. Georgia has worked in the health sector for 2 years now. Alongside her BSc in Sport and exercise sciences, and MSc in Sport physiology, Georgia is also a qualified level 3 personal trainer and is working towards her level 4 BACPR exercise instructor training. Prior to this role, Georgia worked with pre-diabetics on the national diabetes prevention programme. Since working as a Health coach, Georgia has had over 1500 appointments with patients to support lifestyle change, and she is motivated to continue enhancing health inequalities of many.
Grace has worked in the health and fitness industry for the past 2 1/2 years, before that she worked on youth programmes encouraging young people to get involved in social action in the community for 5 years.
Grace is passionate about helping people make long term, effective changes to their lifestyle that will benefit their health and allow patients to manage health conditions more effectively. She is also a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Exercise Referral Specialist, Grace has also completed her Level 4 certificate in Obesity and Diabetes Management and Life Coaching. She is determined to provide tailored support for patients to improve their health and wellbeing in a long term sustainable way.
Ciara has always had a keen interest in health and wellbeing, both academically and personally. She has found previous work in promoting lifestyle changes to be extremely rewarding. From this experience Ciara found her passion to be tailoring and supporting behaviour change within the population to help improve health and providing people with the tools and knowledge to self-manage some conditions.
Ciara completed her BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam and went on to complete her Level 3 Personal Training Course and Level 3 Exercise Referral Course and began working within gyms to put the knowledge learnt from university into practice working with members of the public.
She looks forward to using her knowledge and experience to work with patients within the Wirral to adapt their current diet and physical activity to promote health in an enjoyable and sustainable way.
Helen joined our team last year, after spending a year working on the National Diabetes Prevention Programme in Cheshire and Merseyside. Prior to that she worked for 5 years as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in the private sector, supporting clients to achieve their health and fitness goals. She has a wealth of experience and skills gained over a 30 year career, working within the NHS Fitness Industry and local government. In her spare time she is a keen amateur cyclist and open water swimmer, and is training for a long distance triathlon in Copenhagen in 2022.
Daisy is one of One Wirral's Health Coach Apprentices. Daisy works across three practices in the South Wirral PCN. Her background and interests for the health care setting comes from her A level Studies in Health and Social Care. Alongside this, Daisy has a real passion for sports development and science, which again came from her A Level. Over recent months she had also been working towards her Level 3 GP referral Qualification. Since starting the role of a Health Coach Daisy is speaking to many patients and continues to increase the number of appointments weekly as she progresses through the apprenticeship, to help people improve their health an overcome inequalities people may face in healthcare.