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.
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.
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.
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.
Protecting the Right to the City in the UK: a brief introduction to Community Land Trusts, as part of work leading up to the the UN-HABITAT World Urban Forum 7
This report offers social enterprises and policy makers an insight into newer developments in the field using examples of their practical application in other parts of the UK.
In 2012 SFCIC were commissioned by NHS North Lancashire to run two citizen-led inquiries into the responsible use of alcohol.