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.
Dr Arif Rajpura, Director of Public Health at Blackpool Council describes the purpose of the listening event on the 4th May, and the importance of the citizen led inquiry.
Nick Beddow, one of the facilitators from Shared Future, explains the format of the citizen led inquiry, how the participants have been sharing their experience of living in Blackpool, what they want to change, and the steps that will help in that.
Cheryl Hole, local resident, on why she took part in the inquiry, what she has learnt and her hopes for the future as a result of being a participant.
Gary Phillips, an inquiry participant, talks about how the inquiry gave him a focus to tackle issues of personal concern, the value of listening to the opinions of others, about voicing his opinion, and the commitment shown by both inquiry participants and professionals to the process.
Dr Arif Rajpura explains the importance of the citizens led inquiry recommendations, and of the joint action plan emerging from them.
In this final short interview Dr Arif Rajpura talks about how the inquiry has created confidence among the participants, and their ability to engage more widely and how they have gone on a journey to being able to voice their opinions as equals with professionals.