NTCA are delighted to be partnering with Carnegie UK Trust for a Roundtable on Wellbeing in the North of Tyne.  The roundtable brings together experts, local policy makers, and practitioners to think about post-pandemic recovery ‘in the round’.

We know that wellbeing means different things to different people. It is often described as being made up of four parts: social, economic, environmental, and democratic outcomes. Put simply, this means that everyone in our region has what they need to live comfortably, now and in the future.

Covid-19 is a social, health and economic crisis. That’s why NTCA, in partnership with Carnegie UK Trust, are exploring how wellbeing can help frame our recovery, what needs to be prioritised and what data is available to chart progress.

During the course of its work the Roundtable will consider findings from a call for evidence and specific feedback from local groups and people across the North of Tyne. The Roundtable’s recommendations will be presented to cabinet in the Autumn, helping to put wellbeing at the heart of our recovery.


What is a Roundtable on Wellbeing?

A roundtable on wellbeing brings together the views of citizens and experts to inform a wellbeing framework and develop recommendations. This approach has been successful in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

How will the Roundtable on Wellbeing work?

The initial findings from the Call for Evidence and other engagement activities undertaken over the summer will be presented to the Inclusive Economy Board in early autumn.


Roundtable Members

The Roundtable is co-chaired by Sarah McMillan, Assistant Director of Policy, Northumberland County Council and Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE, Carnegie UK Trust Trustee/Newcastle University.

The members are:

Lorna Smith, Assistant Director of Public Health (Acting) Newcastle City Council

Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive, New Economics Foundation

Laura Seebohm, Executive Director of External Affairs, Changing Lives

Leigh Mills, Head of Inclusive Growth, NTCA

Liz Robinson, Public Health Manager, Northumberland County Council

Behnam Khazaeli, Senior Public Health Manager, North Tyne Council

Andrea Malcolm, Executive Director of People, Homes and Communities Bernicia

Emma Ward, Research, Evidence and Analysis Programme Manager, North East Local Enterprise Partnership

Robin Fry, Chief Executive, VODA & NTCA VCSE Ambassador