This week we launched the Twitter account for the National Assembly for Wales’ Outreach Team to provide the public with an insight into the work we do every day to support Assembly business and engage with the people of Wales.
From the @SeneddOutreach account we’ll be Tweeting about our work going out into communities across Wales to engage with groups and inform them about the work of the Assembly and how they can get involved through our Understanding and Engaging workshops. We’ll be Tweeting about the groups and organisations we’ve visited as well as some of the great ideas we’ve heard from citizens across Wales.
Our Understanding and Engaging workshops are borne from our belief in the importance of citizens truly understanding who represents them and the decisions that are made on their behalf. We want to fuel debate that’s based on real knowledge and understanding and allow the public to ensure that their voices are heard in the decision-making process. Ensuring a better voice for citizens can only positively impact decisions made by the National Assembly for Wales that in turn affect us all.
Through this account we’ll also keep followers updated on the work we do through our partnerships. Having worked closely with groups such as Scouts Wales, Women Making a Difference and the Stroke Association, the Outreach Team has developed close ties with organisations which have been mutually beneficial by drawing on knowledge of how to take part in the work of the National Assembly for Wales, for example, our work in developing resources for the Democracy Challenge Badge with ScoutsWales.