Wellbeing Social: Networking for Social Impact Businesses

4th November 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Meet other social impact organisations to explore the topic of wellbeing, share ideas & get support.


About this Event


This event will bring together individuals and organisations in the wellbeing sector, and those who would like to explore wellbeing in the workplace, as a means to create social change. This event will explore the challenges and rewards of working in this sector. We will discuss the importance of wellbeing, share ideas and explore potential collaborations.


The session will start with a facilitated panel discussion, with panellists sharing lessons and learnings from their own organisations, then opening up the conversation to the wider group. The session will be limited in numbers to make sure genuine connections are created.


The discussion will cover:


The impact of the pandemic on wellbeing organisations and practitioners

Technology and wellbeing

Measuring your impact

How the wellbeing sector can affect social change

How to improve quality and diversity of wellbeing services

Funding and revenue streams

Wellbeing in the workplace


Who is it for?


This workshop is aimed at SMEs that include Social Enterprises, social entrepreneurs, enterprising charities and other purposeful businesses committed to enabling positive social and environmental impact through education and learning.


This session will be limited in numbers to facilitate good discussion and strong connections to help build relationships and collaboration going forwards.


The Panel


The panellists will share their personal experiences and provide advice and ideas on how to use collaboration to grow your business.


Sara Fernandez CEO – Oxford Hub


Sara Fernandez graduated from Merton College in 2009, where she studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. In 2014 she received a Cranfield Trust scholarship to complete an Executive MBA at Cranfield University, where she developed her vision to grow social impact across Oxford City. She now leads the Oxford Hub, a social action centre that brings people and organisations together to make a difference in their community and promote effective cross-sector collaboration. Sara is passionate about impact and learning, and in 2016 she became a research fellow for the Centre for Youth Impact. Her experience led her to set up the Impact Labs scheme, that has been supporting local organisations to take their next steps on impact and evaluation. Oxford Hub is one of six eScalate Hubs across Oxfordshire.


Ajaye Hunn-Phillips Co-Founder – The Project PT


Ajaye has over20 years experience in the fitness industry, and is the driving force behind The Project. Set up as a social enterprise, The Project PT develops events to fund their healthy schools program. This program started in October2019, delivering free sports and health education in schools.


The aim of The Project PT is to ensure their community enjoys & understands health &fitness. Their mission is to encourage people to exercise, eat well & sleep well, whilst understanding why this is so important. They have just launched their own venue, the Movement Studio, below Sweaty Betty on Oxford High Street.


Abhishek Manikandan Lead Software Developer and Founder – StepShop


Abhishek is currently running an Oxford-based social enterprise app called StepShop that aimst o motivate people to be fit! The app runs in the background and tracks the user’s steps each day (achievable through walking, running or cycling) and then converts these into points. These points can then be used to redeem free and exclusive discounts from independent stores in Oxford! In this way we hope to reward people for being active in a way that supports our local independents economy.


Deborah Humphrey Wellbeing Coach & Founder – The Wellbeing Story


Deborah works with different methods helping individuals and teams to develop their personal& professional goals. She is passionate about helping teams navigate the new normal and working with businesses to create workplace wellbeing strategies. You can read more at The Wellbeing Story.

For more information about the eScalate programme , visit www.oxfordshirelep.com/escalate



4th November 2020
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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