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

New Tools in Action

Fleetwood Library have been testing out the some of the rigorous stories tools and using them to promote some of their regular events which encourage wellbeing and brain activities such …

Lancashire Care Quality Improvement Team

Leapfrog was invited to share some of the new Rigorous Stories Tools. Kim Gregson, Quality Improvement Facilitation Manager and Daren Conway, Quality Improvement and Experience Team, had both attended the …

New Tools for Translating Stories into Impactful Engagement

Leapfrog has just published four new tools to help engagement practitioners transform the outcomes of engagement activities into valuable impact within their organisation. The four tools, Prioritise Together, Engagement Map …

Rigours Stories: Helping Good Engagement to Lead to Effective Change

Whether using Leapfrog tools or other methods there is a great deal of good engagement practice being undertaken, especially in the public sector. This ranges from long term ethnographic experiences, to …

Brand-​spanking new engagement tools put to the test

Fuelled by enthusiasm (and  a selection of pastries) we put the tools to the test. Becci Addey has used the Snapshot + Story tool to give a case study example from the tool …

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 …