There is a societal shift towards creative engagement driven by statutory requirements, public expectations as well as the activities of Leapfrog. A key challenge is the translation of the results of these creative engagement activities that may include citizen created videos, presentations, talking, drawing, writing. These are designed to chime with the participants of the creative consultation, allowing them to express themselves in a natural way for them.

Building on the short project, ‘Healthy Stories’ in this area, this major project will explore how the value and distinctiveness of this creative engagement data can be retained while it is reliably translated into a form that talks to decision makers (e.g. policy makers, managers, social workers…) who often communicate in ways quite alien to the creative consultation participants.

Our scoping events will focus on the following issues that will also heavily inform the research questions for the project.

  • The types of data generated in creative engagement
  • The challenges of reliable, consistent analysis of creative engagement data and the subsequent synthesis of these analyses
  • The challenges of (near) universal applicability of the tools for any creative engagement activity.
  • The types of destination for creative engagement data both in terms of the constituencies of decision makers and also the forms that the data need to be presented in.

Latest Activity

Rigorous Stories Tool Evaluation Workshop

This week we welcomed a small group of engagement practitioners to a tool prototype evaluation workshop for the Rigorous Stories major project.   The group consisted of practitioners from Children and Families …

Becci Addey from Blackpool Victoria Hospital Reflects on Rigorous Stories

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals has been involved in Leapfrog’s work since the beginning of their Rigorous Stories project; attending the initial workshops to learn more about the tools Leapfrog have created. …

Tool Testing, Turtles Carrying Feedback & More Ideas

Leapfrog’s Laura Wareing and Debbie Stubbs co-​​delivered a workshop with Becci Addey, a Patient Experience Officer at Blackpool Victoria Hospital for members of the youth form Victoria’s Voice.  The forum is for …

Lancashire Care Foundation Trust Council of Governors Meeting

Last week, Laura Wareing was invited to observe the Lancashire Care Foundation Trust’s Council of Governors meeting at Salmesbury Hotel, which takes place every six weeks.  Laura observed the 45 …

Sharing ‘Sound bites’ at Different Levels of the Hospital

Last week, Leapfrog’s Laura Wareing and Rosendy Galabo met with patient experience staff in the Families Division at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to gather their views and ideas around capturing information …

Lancashire Care Foundation Trust Co-​Design Workshop

In late July, a group of governors from Lancashire Care Foundation Trust explored and documented their thoughts on how they engage with their members and the public at events, how they …

Improving how Patient Experience is reported at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Leapfrog is working closely with Rebecca Addey, a Paediatric Patient Experience Officer at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and her colleagues as part of the Rigorous Stories project at Lancaster.  In a very productive …

Exploring Capturing & Translating Member Engagement with Lancashire Care Trust Governors

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provides health and wellbeing services such as health visiting, sexual health, and dentistry across Lancashire at over more than 400 sites.  They have over 9000 …

Rigorous Stories Begins with a SEND group in St. Helen’s

On Tuesday 13th June, Laura attended a meeting organised by Helen Sharratt, Children and Young People’s Consultation and Review Officer for St. Helen’s Council People Services. Helen is working closely with …