Year of publication: 2005

In 1999, Salford City Council bid for Charlestown and Lower Kersal to be part of New Deal for Communities. The Council decided to use participatory appraisal as a method of consultation, a tool often used in the developing world.

The premise of participatory appraisal is that local people are the experts in their own lives and any development should be responsive to their views and perspectives. The tool uses creative and visual tools in a range of community settings to get different people’s views.

The report notes how participatory appraisal can raise expectations, so good planning and communication is key. Other learning included the importance of a multi-agency steering group and participatory appraisal team from the local community.

Content type: Culture

Tags: Report

No More Sticky Dots: Making progress with participatory appraisal in Salford

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