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Research Cluster 1 - Setting up the Loweswater Care Project (LCP)
The idea of setting up the LCP (then still refered to as the Loweswater Knowledge Collective or LKC) was first discussed with community and institutional stakeholders in November 2007 (see reports of these meetings under 'past meetings' on the Community Noticeboard page).
The LCP became an innovative forum that worked hard to:
The agenda of LCP meetings was driven by LCP participants and structured in such a way as to allow time for both formal and informal discussions. Meetings were facilitated by the Lancaster research team (Claire Waterton, Lisa Norton, Stephen Maberly, Nigel Watson, and Judith Tsouvalis) and by the Community Researcher (Kenneth Bell). Occasionally, meetings were recorded with permission from the participants, and minutes of meetings were written up and distributed to LCP participants as well as archived on this website (see 'Community Noticeboard' page). The main task of the researchers was to get this organisation up and running and to help create something that was self-sustaining. In this it has succeeded, and the LCP is now a community run group that publicizes its activities on the Melbreak Communities website.
Among LCP participants were:
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