Blackpool Central East (Layton) Health and Wellbeing Inquiry

Over a 18 month period we worked with Public Health at Blackpool Council and the Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group to design and deliver four Citizens Inquiries on health and wellbeing. The fourth and final citizen Inquiry recruited 23 residents from the Blackpool, Layton area to explore how to improve health and well-being for their communities.

The question posed to the participants was:

“for people living in Blackpool Central East what are the main things that affect people’s health and well-being and what can be done about them?”

The group met on Thursdays from February to April 2018. Each of the sessions lasted some two and a half hours. During these informal and relaxed sessions a diverse group of local residents were encouraged to think and talk about well-being and health in their neighbourhood. A number of experts (‘commentators’) were invited to come and speak at some of the sessions to add knowledge and to help them explore how things could be changed.

“The best thing about the Inquiry was that someone cares enough about our area to do something. I enjoyed meeting people and everyone genuinely focussed on Layton.”

One of the participants from the Blackpool Central East (Layton) Health and Wellbeing Inquiry.