As part of our Public Engagement Strategy, the Restoration & Renewal Programme wanted to proactively reach out to those who may be less likely to participate, to make sure there is an understanding of the public’s views overall. In particular, we wanted to hear from people from groups which evidence shows are less likely to engage with the work of Parliament and formal politics. This is helping to ensure we consider the views of people who may be less likely to currently visit or work in the building.
We worked with democratic participation charity Involve to hold 16 in-depth conversations with grassroots community-based organisations across the UK. Overall, 300 people took part in these workshops, representing around 600 hours of deliberations and feedback. The findings have been collated into a report which is available on the Involve website.