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Helen Garforth

Helen is a specialist facilitator, writer and researcher with expertise in participatory learning and engagement, a passion for turning talk into action, and the skills to support people to explore different ways of doing things. Her work with IVAR focuses particularly on the facilitation of cross sector partnerships, including the Health and Social Value and Building Health Partnerships programmes. 

Previous work: Her professional and academic background enables her to bring an understanding of sustainable development to her work. Her career, including as CEO of a national charity, equips her with a wealth of practical experience and networks to tap into. 

Other interests: Helen is Director of Just Ideas Sustainable Solutions Ltd, a small consultancy supporting mainly public and voluntary sector organisations involved in social and environmental justice. 

What it’s like to be a young hospital volunteer during Covid-19
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Planning in uncertainty

How can the voluntary sector be agile in and beyond the pandemic?

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Response to change

How small voluntary organisations are using tech

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