Social isolation is a key requirement towards promoting wellbeing and preventing undue pressure on public services, such as costly hospital admissions. With an elderly mother of my own who is increasingly needing care at home it’s a subject close to my heart. Not least because of my passion for Participatory Budgeting (PB), that aims to include citizen voice, and can reduce social isolation whenever and wherever public money is being spent.
Realistic Medicine’, which is about making sure our health services are personalised – so that they respond to everyone’s needs. Members of the Citizens’ Jury will discuss one aspect of Realistic Medicine, share opinions and discuss ideas before trying to agree a set of recommendations.
The Blackpool Central East Health and Well-Being Inquiry brought together a group of local residents to discuss the main things that affect people’s health and wellbeing and what can be done to address them. A Citizens Inquiry is an example of a mini
public, in which a diverse group of local people are given the opportunity to share opinions and experiences with each other and to hear from others before producing a set of recommendations. This Inquiry was the fourth Inquiry to explore Health and Wellbeing in different neighbourhoods in Blackpool.
Keeping safe, happy and well in their home is one of the biggest challenges faced by individuals, their families, the NHS and local authorities, this is your opportunity to make a real difference.
‘for people living in Blackpool Far North what are the main things that affect people’s health and well-being and what can be done about them?’
We have spent 12 months working with Public Health Blackpool and The Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group. The second and third inquiries addressing the main things that affect people’s health and wellbeing and what can be done to address them have been completed
This document takes a snapshot of relevant literature to discuss the features of citizens juries, their use (both in Scotland, England and internationally) and the Scottish context for running such a deliberative process.
We are pleased to present our 2016 – 2017 Annual Report. Having achieved a good level of stability we are excited about the future; building on our current portfolio and seeing what as yet unexplored opportunities are open to us. As ever the coming year promises more interesting and exciting work and we look forward to continuing our engagement with stakeholders, associates and clients, old and new.
We are delighted to be working with Greater Manchester Talent Match and Reason Digital carrying out a piece of work developing an online employment support tool and reviewing the current Opportunities Hub.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a company focusing on worthwhile, exciting and innovative projects in a wide variety of localities.
Our associate pool is expanding, with the recent of addition of Martin Wells, Amanda Preece and Phil Murphy, and we also say goodbye to long term associate and ex-SFCIC director Mandy Naylor.
Working with us since our earliest days, Mandy will be sorely missed by us all, and we wish her the very best in her new role.