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.
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.
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.
Now in its 9th year, the Citizen Participation University (CPU) is an annual gathering of community activists, organisers and developers, from across Europe, but also reaching out to the USA and into Turkey. Over 50 people came together, for 4 days, to talk, act out and share their best practice. A real powerhouse of community inspiration, and a rare opportunity to think outside of our boxes.
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.