This citizen led inquiry was commissioned by Blackpool Council’s Public Health department as a way of finding out what local residents think after an intense period of deliberation, where they were given the chance to share experiences and opinions, to challenge each other and to question a range of professionals before writing their own recommendations on what needs to happen.
In 2017 Shared Future facilitated a citizen led inquiry into Health and Wellbeing in Central Blackpool. These short videos, taken on the 4th May 2017 explain the reasons behind why the inquiry was needed and what went on. The interviews were filmed by Martin Wells of HeadHandHeart Ltd.
On the 31st January 2017 the West Midlands Mental Health Action plan was launched by Norman Lamb MP. Central to the production of the action plan was the West Midlands Mental Health Citizen Inquiry, organised by Shared Future CIC.
Fracking is a hugely important issue for politicians grappling with the energy challenges we are faced with now and in the future. However, the debate is dominated by industry representatives, politicians and campaigners, with citizens often left watching from the sidelines. This report is of a citizen led inquiry and the conclusions of a group of citizens who looked at Fracking with fresh eyes and an open mind.
Can we ever create a world where people of all sorts can debate, decide and act together. In the political panic that has followed the referendum on leaving the EU there has been a lot of agonising. A lot of recrimination. We prefer to listen, reflect, and then try to get on with doing something positive. That is why we’re pleased to be part of Shared Future.
Alcohol harm within the Wirral had been of increasing concern to communities and public services for some time and has become a high profile media issue.
As part of the Imagine Belfast festival of ideas, held in March 2016, Jez Hall led a workshop exploring whether the citizens of Belfast could really influence how money was spent by Belfast City Council.
In 2012 SFCIC were commissioned by NHS North Lancashire to run two citizen-led inquiries into the responsible use of alcohol.