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Connecting cOmmunities and Researchers across the North west coast

The COmmunity Research and Engagement Network (COREN) is a collaborative of voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise (VCFSE) organisations, public advisors, and researchers, across the North West Coast.

The COREN is a platform for members to share their knowledge and expertise and learn from each other to support the development, dissemination, and implementation of health and social care research. It is also a supportive space for new collaborations to be promoted and developed.

CoREN privacy notice.

Coren objectives

COREN Workstreams

How to get involved?

Please become a member of COREN to receive updates on what we’re up to, opportunities for collaboration, and invitations to participate in COREN events.

To learn more about CoREN, download the free flyer here or visit the official COREN webpage at

Should you wish to become a member, please fill out the online form.

If you’d like to get in touch, please email the COREN Stakeholder Research and Engagement Manager, Claire Selby, at:

COREN Commissioned Organisations

Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living – the aim of BwD Healthy Living is to tackle the health, social and economic inequalities experienced in the Borough. They also provide people and communities with the support, information and tools needed to enable them to make long lasting changes to their health and well being.

Sefton CVS – Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) is an independent registered charity with a borough-wide brief to assist and support voluntary community and faith sector (VCF) activity across Sefton, Merseyside. Their vision is to develop a vibrant voluntary, community and faith sector that encourages and supports independent, resilient and sustainable communities.

ForHousing – ForHousing own and manage more than 24,000 homes across the North West. Everything they do aims to positively impact the lives of our social housing tenants and deliver on what matters to them and their communities.

Cumbria CVS – Cumbria CVS (Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service) offers help, advice, training and support to third sector groups throughout Cumbria.

Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services – LCVS provides support, advice, training, networking and representation for individuals and charitable organisations across the Liverpool City Region and help donors distribute over £4 million every year to charitable organisations, both here in the UK and across the world.

Citizens Advice Blackpool – Citizens Advice Blackpool provides independent, impartial, confidential advice that is free at the point of access and helps people understand and exercise their rights and responsibilities.

The Well Communities – The Well Communities gives support to people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction through therapy, counselling, peer mentoring, employment training and social activities.

Mary Seacole House – The organisation endeavours to address the needs of culturally diverse communities within Merseyside. They encourage and support people to challenge inappropriate practices and treatment within the mental health system.

Community Futures – Community Futures aims to develop and support balanced and sustainable communities throughout Lancashire.

How COREN operates?


Meet the Team


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