We want to help people have a say in decisions that affect their lives. However, we know that people are often excluded from the standard processes and structures that exist, and that some people are excluded more often than others.
At Traverse, we want all the processes we run – whether an engagement workshop, an online consultation, research project, or evaluation – to be inclusive; enabling all who want to participate to be able to do so in a full and positive way.
As such, we like to talk about how we can keep getting better at this. We talk to friends, partners, and clients to learn from them and their experiences. We’re collating the resources we have found useful below – this is a living page that we update monthly.
If you are interested in inclusive practice, or can recommend a useful resource or approach, please get in touch. You can either email the team below, or join the LinkedIn group.
In October 2019 we hosted our first practice share session where we worked with a group of peers to come up with 10 recommendations for inclusive practice. One year on, in 2020, we met again to reflect on progress, challenges and changing perceptions of inclusion over a tumultuous year. We had a really challenging session involving colleagues from other research and engagement consultancies, health and social care, charities and membership organisations. One of the key ideas to come out of the discussion was the need to move beyond principles to accountable and measurable criteria for inclusion, that can drive real change. This has fed into a draft roadmap to inclusive practice in social research. We welcome challenge and contributions to this in relation to examples of what success has looked like for you.
Do also check out the timelapse video to the right, where our in house livescribe Skye McCool captures the key topics for discussion.