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Co-pro Wales Newsletter - special summer issue!

Sunshine, lollipops and hand-knitted bathers...

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…


Posted by Ruth Dineen on August 15, 2016 at 9:39

A guinea-pig led co-pro future for Wales

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.

Happy co-prodding.…


Posted by Ruth Dineen on July 5, 2016 at 10:42

A Wales where everyone is valued as a contributor to the common good...

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

Co-producing childcare and out of school/ after school programmes

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, …


Posted by Lucie Stephens on May 26, 2016 at 14:30

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"Hi Alison, welcome to the Co-production Practitioners network! There is also a Wales group that you can join in order to receive the update from the Co-production Network for Wales. You may also want to connect with Mark John-Williams the Network…"
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"HI Judith - thank you for your welcome. I am signed up to the Wales Network - I was hoping to access the expertise here too if that's ok? I have a particular interest in research and examples around time banking - any links etc would be most…"
Dec 19, 2016
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December Newsletter

Hi all, the latest Co-production Network for Wales newsletter can be found here. Please read, share and let us know what you think and if you have something to contribute for our next issue!Have a lovely Christmas,JudithSee More
Dec 19, 2016
Judith Nubold left a comment for Lee Hind
"Hi Lee, welcome to the practitioners network. Just so you know there is also a Wales group that you can join. And if you would like to know more about the Co-production Network for Wales, please join our mailing list. Best wishes, Judith"
Dec 19, 2016
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