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

LCC Lancashire Care Leavers County Wide — University Engagement Event

Thirty Two Care Leavers and Thirty One Professional Advisors met at Lancaster University on 15th February to collaborate and work on future planning and the local offer for young people. …

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust — Rigorous stories toolsharing

Over fifty people attended two tool-​​sharing sessions which were instigated by Becci Booth from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 23 Jan 2018.   David Perez and Debbie Stubbs, joined Becci …

LCC Lancashire Care Leavers County Wide Workers Team

Members of the Leapfrog Team were invited to attend the monthly Lancashire County Care Leavers development forum on 17 Jan 2018 and shared eight different engagement tools. Following previous contact …

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 …

Blackburn with Darwen Participation Champions Meeting

Leapfrog project manager Debbie Stubbs joined Gavin Redhead, Children & Young People’s Participation Officer for Blackburn with Darwen Council, and Christy Walsh, Resource Development Manager for Child Action North West for …

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 …