A practical guide to developing your comprehensive community engagement strategy
This practical guide provides the essential information that local authorities and LSP partners need to develop a joined-up approach to community engagement. The guide has been produced jointly with the Improvement and Development Agency for local government (IDeA) and NAVCA, with support from the National Empowerment Partnership.
Engaging and empowering local people and groups is now a requirement of local public sector bodies and councils and their LSP partners are now grappling with how best to do it. The Local Government White Paper called for a 'more comprehensive approach to engagement'. The Empowerment White Paper continued this theme calling on LSPs to 'streamline consultation and engagement'. This is the guide that explains how to join up community engagement across a locality.
Includes the practical information needed to develop a comprehensive engagement strategy, including:
- Why develop a comprehensive engagement strategy?
- Assessing current performance
- Developing your vision
- Planning for implementation
- What should go in to your comprehensive engagement strategy
This publication is no longer in print.