A network for co-production practitioners
Welcome to the co-production practitioners’ network: design and delivery of services by citizens and professionals in equal partnership.
Anyone out there remember the profound horrors of the hand-knitted bathing costume? I had one in beige and green stripes. No-one asked me if I wanted one in beige and green stripes - choice wasn’t a big thing in 1950s childhoods as I recall - it simply appeared one year and hung around until…Continue
Posted by Ruth Dineen on August 15, 2016 at 9:39
In case you need a bit of cheering up amidst the gloom and despond here's a link to the latest Co-pro Wales blog...
Updates about our fabulous new Network staff; a proposal for an all-Wales time-bank; Edgar Cahn's next visit; serendipitous guinea-pigs and plenty to look forward to in spite of the collapse of society as we know it.
Posted by Ruth Dineen on July 5, 2016 at 10:42
We're on our way! Yesterday we launched our Lottery-funded Co-pro Network for Wales - aiming to create a Wales where everyone is valued as a contributor to the common good... Amazing people, radical ideas, inspiring stories, and the wonderful Edgar Cahn all the way from Washington to Welshpool. See the Storify of our launch event here.
Posted by Ruth Dineen on May 27, 2016 at 8:53
NEF is developing new work on co-produced childcare. Parents do shifts alongside the childcare staff in the classroom, rotating the shifts between themselves. This approach to childcare is well established in Sweden, Canada, the USA and New Zealand and brings benefits to parents, children and childcare staff.
We've written more about it in short-paper here, …Continue
Posted by Lucie Stephens on May 26, 2016 at 14:30
This helpful guide has just been published by Clinks, the organisation that supports voluntary organisations working with offenders and their families. It contains a series of useful practical examples, approaches and tools to use plus a trouble shooting section to help respond to people who may be sceptical to this approach.
Whilst the focus is on criminal justice the information is relevant to many services and settings. …Continue
Posted by Lucie Stephens on May 26, 2016 at 14:00
SCIE's National Co-production Week is the first event of its kind, celebrating the benefits of co-production, sharing good practice and highlighting the contribution of people who use services and carers in developing better public services.
SCIE will mark the week but holding an Introduction to co-production training session on 30 June in central London, sharing good practice online and through social media and holding a co-production festival with members of its Co-production…Continue
Posted by Michael Turner on April 28, 2016 at 14:29