‘What should Leeds do about the emergency of climate change?’ This was the question that 25 randomly selected residents from across the Leeds city region agreed to thrash out over nine sessions between September and November 2019. Their bold recommendations make fascinating reading; taking back control of the local bus services into public ownership, the halting of local airport expansion, retrofitting of housing through local social enterprises and more.Read the full story
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.
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There is overwhelming evidence that we are in a climate emergency. Government can seem paralysed in the face of this complex issue. This report outlines some possible ways to make some progress, based on our experience and knowledge of participatory approaches, which put citizens into the driving seat of decision-making whilst improving transparency and governance at a local authority level.Read the full story
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.
From citizen juries and inquiries to community-led design, we are committed to community engagement. We connect people and then support them to take action.
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.
Who We Are
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.