A separate business-focused space and accompanying support programme will stimulate economic growth through growing the healthcare business sector. Both elements of the Hub’s activities will contribute to driving up the quality of care in St Helens, ensuring local people get the support they need from the town’s health and social care providers. In summary the Health and Care Innovation Hub will consist of two elements:

Skills Academy – Provision of new or upgraded education floorspace, to deliver additional / enhanced training (and associated engagement and careers information, advice, and guidance) to enable more local people to enter and progress their careers in the health and social care (H&SC) sector.

Business Connect – The provision of dedicated working and meeting spaces, with associated support for businesses with a health and social care focus to co-locate, network, and collaborate, in order to accelerate growth within this sector. This will be delivered through the reconfiguration and refurbishment of premises within St Helens Chamber.