Charli Skinner

Charli Skinner
Health Innovation and Patient Engagement Fellow and Consultant 

Charli Skinner is an active community builder, speaker, writer and advocate for accessibility. Charli is an advocate raising awareness of the effects of invisible injury, chronic illness and disability. She has a particular focus on ‘return to life’ and functional health after her patient journey through chronic illness diagnoses caused a shift the vital need to consider accessibility, access to services for long-term conditions, financial independence and stability. Charli now works as a Social Innovation Fellow and Consultant in health innovation, patient & community engagement, bridging the gap between the models of clinical and social care. 

Most recently, she has been working on a number of health sector projects, including with Healthy London Partnerships on an ICS, Public Health England and Local Authority micro-funding initiative for communities; and in Tower Hamlets on Population Health and long-term condition service design. In these spaces she is reviewing service provisions and looking at social inequality in healthcare, with the aim of shifting focus towards a more holistic model of priority-making and delivery that fosters patient independence. As an active thrill-seeker prior to her injury, Charli also works in adaptive fitness for people with chronic illness and disability, with the aim of making outdoor spaces more accessible for all.

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