Lucy Read

Future Views Today

Overview

I'm Lucy and I’ve been on an incredible journey of community engagement and transformation for over 25 years. At Future Views Today, my passion lies in amplifying the voices of children, young people, and communities to create real change in organisations and influence local and national policies.

We believe in the power of partnership. By working together, we can achieve the greatest impact and improve lives. Here’s how we can support your organisation:

- Engaging children, young people, and communities in decision-making processes.
- Running innovative national campaigns that make a tangible difference.
- Understanding the ins and outs of stakeholder and community engagement.
- Setting up Advisory Boards that truly represent all voices, from children to adults.
- Co-producing meaningful research, campaigns, and projects with user involvement.
- Conducting and supporting research that includes children, young people, and communities.
- Managing and delivering tailored projects and programmes.
- Creating user-centric websites and apps, with a focus on design, development, beta testing, and safety.
- Facilitating remote delivery to ensure accessibility and inclusivity.

We bring fresh and innovative perspectives to every project, with special expertise in trauma-informed practice. Let’s work together to create lasting transformations and make a difference in our communities!

Looking forward to connecting!


Clients

Lucy has worked with a wide range of charities and organisations. A small section of her previous clients include:

Amnesty International (Advice and Support to place a young person on the Board)
UCL (Patient and Public Involvement)
Barnardos (Training support for staff)
RSPCA (Developing a National Campaign designed by children and young people)


Qualifications

BA in English and Education
British Sign Language - Level 1 - 3
Safeguarding children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
Childhood in the digital age
Designated Safeguarding


Experience

- Governance and strategy development that involves stakeholders meaningfully
- Advisory board development and recruitment
- Advice and support for having young people on Boards
- Co-producing campaigns with young people
- Strategic planning
- Organisational development
- Training
- Co-production and co-creation
- Programme development and management
- Project management

Specialisms:
- Extensive experience in accessible engagement, and tailoring services for disabled users and those considered hard to reach.
-Expertise in trauma-informed practice and working with survivors
-Skilled in addressing the needs of individuals with complex health conditions.
- Safeguarding