The Design Together Live Better team have had a fantastic time over the last few weeks, engaging with over 100 people at a series of eight public workshops, via the design challenge phone line, email and discussion forum.

People came from across the West of England to join us at workshops in Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Swindon and Weston-Super-Mare and even some from outside the region. People with health problems, carers, support workers, volunteers and health professionals.

The team has been inspired by all the experiences that have been shared and the ideas suggested to us. There have been sticky notes galore and lots of energetic sketching of designs for your challenges.

We now have the task of reviewing all the ideas generated during the workshops and deciding which of these to develop further.

Thank you all so much for coming to the workshops and contributing online so far. Do continue to post your ideas, stories of living with challenging health conditions and ideas on our discussion, Facebook or Twitter pages for others to see, comment on and think about.