Consider the questions in the box below to help you examine the different tools available to involve people. The methodology chosen will be influenced by the work area you are involved in and the nature of the target audience you are actively seeking to involve.
The inclusion of an involvement tool should not be seen as an endorsement, nor should the omission of a particular method mean that it is somehow deficient. There are innumerable different methods being used in addition, new ones are being invented all the time, so no list can ever be comprehensive.
The information has been compiled by the Patient and Client Council and Public Health Agency and collated using various sources including The King’s Fund and Southern Health and Social Care Trust toolkit.