For more information about the research that underpins these resources, have a read of the engagement and consultation section on our Ideas pages. Otherwise, help yourself to a document that will hopefully make your engagement processes fairer and more equitable.

Engaging people
Organising a consultation? Afraid it’ll only be the usual suspects turning up? Wondering how to find out what people really think?  This guide can help. Based on real life examples from a range of local authorities, Engaging People is packed with practical, usable advice.

The guide explains common approaches to engaging with marginalised groups – and how to avoid them. It also contains:

  • a step-by-step guide to creating more effective consultation
  • bright ideas from local authorities across the country
  • key lessons from recent research

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It's not about us!

The result of engagement with over 300 older black and minority ethnic people, this manifesto sets out what people think about current engagement practices, how they wanted to be involved in decisions, and what kinds of issues are important to them.

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Faith group engagement strategy
This engagement strategy was developed as a tool to help organisations supporting the voluntary and community sector to develop more responsive services. In particular, the resource outlines strategies to improve the support offered to faith-based voluntary and community organisations (VCOs).

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