Local voices to the surface.
Reports on consultations with communities surrounding the Tower Colliery in which participatory approaches were used to examine their concerns and priorities for land usage on the site.
This article describes the use Forum and Invisible Theatre to educate members of the public, living near to Campsfield detention centre in Oxford, about forced migration and claiming asylum, in the hopes that it would lead to action by the audience.
This document exaines the impact of PRA training programmes held in Scotland on both the participants and the community groups providing them with field experience. The constraints and opportunities of working with these dual client groups are discussed.
Report of a participatory health needs assessment carried out on the Roundshaw Estate by a team of residents, health, housing and youth service workers, which focused specifically on residents views on well-being on the estate and their suggestions for improving the quality of life there. The report includes a section evaluating and reflecting on the process used, which examines amongst other aspects, reactions of the community members and also the Participatory Appraisal Team to the process.
This document is brief overview of PRA in the UK and includes sections on:
- Sources of PRA training available in the UK for UK practioners
- Examples of PRA work being carried out in the different sectors
- The emerging UK network.
A study examining a participatory training workshop, subsequent activities and final evaluation with volunteers working for INZET, an NGO which aims to maximise the possibilities for sustainable development in the South through influencing government policy.
The aims of the training were to restimulate the enthusiasm of volunteers, bring them and their work closer to the INZET activities and equip them with the additional skills necessary for their promotional work. The study describes and reflects on the process and examines the effectiveness of the participatory training in achieving its aims.
Summary of a one-day workshop for PLA practioners organised by the charities evaluation services and Oxfam UK and Ireland.
A case study of the use of PLA by North Derbyshire Community Health Service is given and also issues and techniques relating to the use of interviews are considered, including suggested guidelines for interviewers, the use of local people to gather data, interviewing skills, the use of group exercises vs. individual interviews. Finally, a team interviewing and diagramming exercise used at the workshop is outlined.