recent asset based projects
- Using an asset based approach to support Bury and Oldham Overview and Scrutiny Committees to develop systems for scrutiny and accountability within the new health system. Bury and Oldham are one of 15 Scrutiny Development Areas, recruited to the Centre for Public Scrutiny new health and social care reform programme.
- Officers from Blackburn with Darwen local authority are mainstreaming asset based working. Judith working with Abdul Hamied supported them to plan a whole system Appreciative Inquiry and facilitated an event of nearly sixty people. It was called IMAGINE SOLUTIONS and the focus was that by March 2012 strength based working is what everyone does in Blackburn with Darwen. Everyone does it and no-one can understand why anyone would not!
- 'A Good Place To Grow Older' A Workshop run by Oldham and Rochdale Overview and Scrutiny Committees as part of the Centre for Public Scrutiny Ageing Well Programme, January 2012. Download report: Oldham & Rochdale Ageing Well [PDF 39Kb]
- Every Decision About Me, With Me A whole system workshop held in September 2011 in Kent as part of the development process for Kent Local Healthwatch. More information
- Supporting Sheffield Health Overview and Scrutiny committee to work with other agencies to shape new role in line with proposed health reforms. This was one of seven committees which were the basis for Health overview and scrutiny: Exploiting opportunities at a time of change. More information
- Be Happy Here Lead facilitator for whole system Appreciative
Inquiry including residents in Cheetham for North Manchester Mental Health
and Wellbeing Network, March 2011. Download
Report [Pdf: 1.5Mb]
Huge thankyou for all you did at the wellbeing event the feeling in the group about the event was excellent, people felt exhausted but that the day had been really effective and meaningful. One member .. has set about arranging some community events, with some of the people that attended, celebrating some of the positives of the area that were 'rediscovered' on the day. I was very impressed with the approach ... as soon as I have time I will investigate Appreciative Inquiry much more.
Naomi Davies, North Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Network
- Facilitating Big Conversations with Cliodhna Mulhern in Lancaster, Pendle and Cumbria to 'Unleash the potential of the frontline workers' funded by NWTWC and the North West Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (July 2010-March 2011) see, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tlu_5m4djc
- Member of development team for Joint Strategic Asset Assessment Framework for the North West Strategic Health Authority. Development of a Method for Asset Based Working, commissioned by NHS North West, Download report [PDF 3.2Mb]
- Since 2007 an Expert Advisory Team member for the Centre for Public Scrutiny.
- Rother Matters - An innovative overview and scrutiny review commissioned
by the Centre for Public Scrutiny looking at new ways of improving health
equity. The inquiry brought together community and officers to share the
discovery of success and a sense of what needs to change to make See Chesterfield
case study in Peeling
the Onion, Learning Tips and tools from the Health Inequalities Scrutiny
programme. Judith was also lead adviser on stakeholder and community
engagement for this resource kit.
Fiona Unwin, Health Development Worker, NHS Derbyshire County Trust was part of the planning and implementation team which developed the Rother Matters Inquiry. Following the Inquiry, she attended a local 2 day Appreciative Inquiry Training run by Judith. She also attends the Appreciative Inquiry Northern Network. Her interest continues:
My colleague Helen and I have secured places at the in dialogue course in Holland in January (2012)- we are very excited! So looking forward to it and have to thank Judith for inspiration in all things AI!!
- www.Winning Ways in Walkden - Another innovative overview and scrutiny review commissioned by Local Government Improvement and Development. The scrutiny committee worked alongside residents and agencies in Walkden, Salford to look at smoking from the perspective of a success. What happens when you ask solution focussed questions? The success of the tobacco control strategy become startling: in 2009, nationally, 79% of adults were non-smokers; compare this to 48% in 1948! Can we be even more successful by learning from the people who never start? Will sharing their strength help others to succeed, who would like to never start? Research suggests those people who never start make the greatest contribution to the increasing proportion of non-smokers. Our inquiry has got people thinking locally and nationally. See tobaccocontrol.wikispaces.com/Winning+Ways. September 2010
- Other appreciative inquiries: download an Appreciative Inquiry slideshow [Ppt: 785Kb]
- Broadfield Matters, a health equity Overview and Scrutiny Review in
S. Ribble, Lancashire see
www.nwtwc.org.uk/uploads/South_Ribble_case_study.pdf. Part of Healthy Communities Team at Local Government Improvement and Development project using asset approaches to improve health equity & NWTWC