A network for co-production practitioners
Is there a democratically accountable ownership model for health and care services that could make a difference? Could the active membership and co-operative ownership of workers, service users, volunteers and family members rebuild public trust in services and put an end to cruelty and neglect through a socially inclusive solution where the system of care is owned by the recipients?
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Posted on July 8, 2014 at 14:50
Successive governments have pursued a public services agenda based on market competition, consumer choice and outsourcing to private providers. The promise has been better responsive to people’s ‘consumer preferences’ and a decentralisation of knowledge and power away from central planners – all at lower cost.
But there is little evidence that these benefits are materialising. Power has been concentrated in the hands of a…Continue
Posted on July 3, 2014 at 16:53
This is recommended reading!
Matt Langsford a 22 year old with experience of the care system writes powerfully about what co-production is, why it's important and outlines some of the steps that SCIE are taking to implement it across their organisation.
As he so eloquently says, we need to 'smash through' the jargon because co-production is an 'important issue and it will help people to have more control over their care and support'.
Posted on June 11, 2014 at 15:42
Applications are now open to take part in the second round of Social Enterprise UK’s trail blazing health and social value programme.
The programme provides free bespoke support for areas to implement the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 though collaboration between the public sector and local voluntary and community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in the arena of health and care commissioning and delivery.
Funded by the Department of Health to…Continue
Posted on June 5, 2014 at 12:24