Shaped By Us helps local people shape the changes they want to see in their community. It harnesses local creativity and resourcefulness at a time when local authorities are exploring opportunities to engage citizens and make public services more efficient. Community groups, sports clubs, schools, businesses, public sector authorities and individuals can use Shaped By Us to contribute to community challenges at time and place that is convenient to them.
The website invites local people to take ownership of the issues that matter most in their area. Anyone can get involved by contributing their views or pledging their resources, skills, time or funding.
Communities are often quite disparate - people who are busy can get involved at a time and place convenient to them rather than going to a typical community association group.