I have recently starting working with Leicestershire as Project Coordinator for an Innovation Challenge programme aimed at the supported housing sector - this includes a wide mix from homeless hostels, refuges, supported lodgings for 16- 25 years, to sheltered housing and extra care.
Providers can bid for bursaries to develop an innovative idea or project but must evidence how they will co produce with people who use their services.
We plan to set up an Innovation network locally so we can share good ideas that develop along the way.
I would be interested to hear from anyone working with this sector on co production and some good practice examples would be a great stimulus and inspiration. Also any tools and techniques for kick starting co productive ways of working.
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A belated hello and welcome to the co-production practitioners network Helen, thanks for joining us!
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Some of the following areas are good starting points;
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