Guide Community engagement guide for managers

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4. Who do we engage?

We will seek the views of anyone appearing to have an interest in any area in which we carry out a role or task, including:

  • local people across all ages, ethnicities, religions and beliefs, gender and sexual orientations, physical and/or sensory disabilities, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.
  • service users, and people who might become service users
  • vulnerable and seldom heard groups
  • communities
  • groups representing the public, including council tax payers
  • elected representatives such as councillors and MPs
  • businesses, voluntary and charitable organisations
  • our staff and partners
  • other public authorities and service providers

We recognise that when seeking views, some individuals or communities may be harder to reach than others.