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April 2022

What are the big issues for social policy today and what relationship does a participatory approach have to these?

Policy Press in association with Peter Beresford of Shaping Our Lives is launching a new series of free webinars on participatory social policy. This first event examines this approach to social policy, questioning traditional ones and looking at what possibilities this offers for the future.


Bini Araia, Director, The Other Perspective CIC.

Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography of the School of Geography and the Environment of the University of Oxford.

Ruth Lister, Baroness Lister of Burtersett, Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University. Josephine Ocloo, Senior Researcher and Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow, King’s College London.

Fiona Williams, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Leeds.

The event was chaired by Peter Beresford OBE, Visiting Professor at the University of East Anglia and Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives. He has a longstanding track record of work in the field of participation and citizen involvement as academic, service user, researcher, educator and activist.

Click here to watch the webinar