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.
‘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.
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.