The summit inspired and enthused attendees to advance the recommendations and actions from the summit at local, regional and national levels.
The experience helped sustain and build the resilience of community partners so that they felt fit to shape conversations and influence policy regarding issues of power, equity, shared decision making, funding and sustainability.
Working groups were established to provide the mechanism for community partners to contribute to summit follow-up activities. A significant feature of this involved community partners and CCP academics meeting together to continue dialogue and action immediately after the initial summit to produce high-quality outputs.
We created a hub for a self-sustaining community partner forum to collectively share and learn from the summit when project funding ceased.
The capacity built through this project is available to future CCPs and feeds into strategic developments for individual universities, HEFCE and the Research Councils with participants now regularly requested to be part of grant decision- making panels.
Post-project resources are available for academics and community partners to use, hosted through a dedicated presence on the NCCPE website.