As a special feature, the communication agency hired by National Grid for the Hinkley Point C connection, advises on regional characteristics including target groups with specific requirements.
Using input from the local authorities, the consultation strategy also addresses ‘hard to reach groups’. This encourages engagement with groups that do not usually participate in this type of exercise. Examples include providing information material in different languages, braille format, or audio versions for the visually impaired. This is in addition to taking events out into the community in order to capture feedback from under-represented groups or areas.