Liverpool Waves of Hope appoints Involvement Manager

We’re pleased to welcome Alec Spencer as the Involvement Manager for Liverpool Waves of Hope.

Alec’s role will focus on promoting the value of involvement and co-production to anchor institutions across the city to drive the development of a culture where professionals and citizens share power to design, plan and deliver support together.

Alec has previously worked for Church Action on Poverty, West Cheshire Foodbank and ActionAidUK. He has written for The Guardian and is the author of recent in-depth research published with the universities of Oxford and Chester that reveals the drivers of rising food poverty in the UK. Alec was the coordinator of the Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaign and a co-founder of the West Cheshire Poverty Truth Commission.

Alec said: “I’m delighted to join a team with such a progressive vision for Liverpool and I’m especially looking forward to meeting with and learning from all those who are making this a reality on the ground. If you have lived experience in this area and would be willing to offer your expertise to help other people, or if you have an interest in co-production, do get in touch; I’d love to meet with you.”

To speak to Alec call 0151 330 3537 or email

Read more stories from our September 2017 update:

10 Key Policy Challenges

Lashings of success for Sharon

Service User Involvement: Values and Principles Policy Statement 

Cost savings – focus on the short or longer term


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