In the development of social policy advocacy, the voices and experiences of those affected by an issue are paramount to presenting an informed, accurate and effective advocacy message. Good practice social policy advocacy involves working in respectful partnership with individuals with a relevant lived experience. Services, organisations and governments understand the importance of creating meaningful opportunities for individuals to have a say – to share their knowledge and assist to shape the development of policy, services and organisations.
To ensure the voices of individuals take a central place in your social policy advocacy, Well Chosen Words can record peoples perspectives using oral history techniques. In order to develop a highly effective advocacy message, Well Chosen Words can bring the issues to life by featuring the voices of individuals in audio documentary, or multimedia formats that are both engaging and accessible. These digital products may be a feature within a social policy campaign or may broaden your audience as a complementary addition to a written report, highlighting the human dimensions to a social policy issue.
At Well Chosen Words we bring a unique combination of experience and skills to this task – over a decade of experience in social policy in the community services sector and the oral history skills of a professionally accredited historian.
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