The Planning for Real process allows residents to register their views on a range of issues, to work together to identify priorities, and in partnership with local agencies go on to develop an action plan for change. Content and methodologies are delivered via a process of stages which is flexible and designed to meet community needs.
PFR materials have been used widely by communities and professionals throughout the UK in a range of different settings to address issues at local levels. They offer a very visual, interactive approach to dealing with issues. The endurance and success of PFR over the years is attributed to its simplicity of use, enabling people of all ability levels to engage and actively participate in the process. The current materials are written in the English language, content and pictorial images relevant to English culture. This project will widen the scope of the materials to embrace other languages and cultures.