What’s the aim of the citizens panel?

There are three:

To enable people to ‘tell their story’

  • People who experience insecure housing and the threat of homelessness due to low pay, high rents and insecure work
  • People who are actually homeless or have been homelessness

To promote a more informed and balanced public conversation about homelessness issues and their causes

The citizens panel seeks to trigger a wider, better informed conversation among the local public through a local media campaign (see publicity and media section below)

To influence policy makers

While no decision-making body has commissioned the citizens panel, we hope to engage Penzance Town Council, the Community Network Panel as well as our local MP and Cornwall Council.

We also plan to submit a report with a record of the citizen panel proceedings   to other local political parties in the St. Ives constituency.