We are Shared Future. We're committed to community empowerment, social enterprise and democratic participation. We're all about providing expertise, building connections and delivering worthwhile projects. We work with not-for-profit organisations, the public sector and ethical private companies.
Citizens Assemblies have gone mainstream, no longer are they the preserve of democracy geeks. The potential of ‘mini publics‘ in bringing together a diverse group of citizens to deliberate, reach consensus and deliver a mandate for action to their local and national politicians is fascinating. Especially, when we consider the complex nature of so many problems that our elected officials must grapple with, from Brexit to artificial intelligence to climate change. Peter Bryant tells us more in his new blog.
In the autumn of 2018 a diverse group of Scottish Citizens gathered over three days to make recommendations on shared decision-making in health and social care. 24 people shared ideas, opinions and experiences and questioned outside ‘experts’ before attempting to reach some consensus.
The Our Voice Citizens’ Jury on Shared Decision-making: Interim Report documents the process followed and lists, in the participants’ own words, their recommendations.
Shared Future is a social enterprise with a mission - to support other social enterprises. We can help individual enterprises grow, and we deliver innovative social enterprise support programmes that can improve a whole community.
We're serious about participation at Shared Future - encouraging citizens to become more active and influential within their community, their city or society. We're UK leaders in the field of Participatory Budgeting.
Shared Future are leaders in the fields of Participatory Budgeting and Citizen Inquiries/Juries. We can also provide expert advice on Community-Led Planning, Community Empowerment Projects, Ethical Business and Social Responsibility, plus many other areas.
Since Shared Future was founded in 2009, we've built a successful team of experienced consultants and practitioners who offer a diverse range of skills. We work together on worthwhile and stimulating projects that reflect our personal values.