About Us

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Our Team

3Ps was established in 2005 by Roger Newton.

Roger Newton has over 20 years specialist expertise in community based participatory action research techniques. His work has included involving communities in large scale regeneration projects, audience participation in Lottery funding bids, and participatory video projects with excluded young people.

He teaches introductory and advanced Participatory Approaches for Leeds Beckett and Northumbria Universities and designs bespoke courses for statutory and voluntary organisations. Roger comes from a background of senior management in the voluntary sector.

3Ps also have four Associates that work with them on larger and specialist projects: Lucy Barker, Susie Hay, Helen Simpson and Sheila Davenport.

How we work

3Ps use visual and interactive methods that allow everyone to participate and have their say, irrespective of age, background or ability. Our work is based on the ideas that people are experts in their own situation, their knowledge and experience should be respected, and they should have the opportunity to actively participate in developments that affect them.

As well as helping improve participation at public meetings, we also work in other ways, consulting people in places they usually go to or meet in. We recognise that many groups of people never have a voice in ‘normal’ consultations, and our methods ensure that they too are asked, in an accessible and non-threatening way. We use visual and creative participatory techniques built up over many years of experience for:

  • Gathering ideas
  • Analysing issues
  • Prioritising
  • Planning action
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress