Simon Malzer, Public Involvement and Engagement Manager at NHS Lothian, shares some insight into the development of their new Framework for Public Engagement and creating the conditions for public participation in a large organisation.
24th May 2022 by Karen Lawson - Collaborative Learning Lead
An ‘open space’ event is a democratic way for people to host a discussion around a topic that they are interested in. Sometimes this is called an ‘Unconference’, as it’s the people who attend who create the agenda and who host the different sessions. Recently, we hosted an open space event around how we engage with young people.
20th May 2022 by Jen Swan
In the last year, tea (yes, tea!) has helped to initiate over 170 conversations between over 240 Scottish Government employee’s about public engagement and participation.
18th May 2022 by Ellie Snape
Participation experts Kelly McBride, David Reilly and Órlaith McAree share their experiences of putting inclusion in participation into practice and reflect on power dynamics and the value of lived experience in decision-making.
7th April 2022 by Jen Swan
An independent, web-based mechanism, funded by the Scottish Government, through which the people of Scotland can give anonymous, real-time feedback about healthcare services.
21st March 2022 by Ellie Snape
To celebrate International Day of Forests, we asked Young Scot and YouthLink Scotland to tell us more about the landmark Young People's Forest project and how they have been progressing this work with young people.
16th March 2022 by Ellie Snape
Scottish Government's Empowered Children and Young People’s Team take us through the steps that have been taken towards implementation of the UNCRC with children and young people on the one year anniversary of the passing of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill by Scottish Parliament.
3rd March 2022 by Jen Swan
Across all of our work at Forestry Land Scotland, input from the public and communities is encouraged and is very important to us.
28th February 2022 by Ellie Snape
LGBT Youth Scotland is Scotland’s national charity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) young people. They have also been doing participation work with young people for well over 10 years. I sat down with Sarah Anderson, the LGBT Youth Scotland Policy and Participation Officer for a chat about the work they do.
18th February 2022 by Órlaith McAree
The blog shares insights into the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s approach to embedding participation.