Community Health Action

Four Citizens Inquiries in Dudley Borough 2019

Between September and November 2019, members of four Citizens Inquiries, held in Dudley Borough, shared their experiences and opinions in a highly participatory process.

Their work was informed by expert commentators,  supplemented by community research conducted in their neighbourhoods by 18 Inquiry members.

Over fifty residents from four areas took part in seven sessions of deliberation, to produce a set of recommendations to answer the question:

“For people living in Dudley Borough, what can we all do together to help people be healthy?”

After the Inquiry sessions, the residents attended a launch event in December 2019 to share the groups’ recommendations with invited local stakeholders and develop action plans based on the communities’ priorities.

This report explains how the Citizens Inquiries were organised and outlines the residents’ recommendations.