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Paul Swann replied to Ruth Dineen's discussion nef's Co-production Commissioning Masterclasses come to Wales! in the group Wales Co-production group
"Smashing!"
Apr 10
Paul Swann posted an event

Wales Alliance for Citizen Directed Support - S. Wales Open Space Meeting at United Welsh Housing Association

March 12, 2014 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
The Wales Alliance for Citizen Directed Support has been successful in getting CDS onto the social services policy agenda. A great deal of work is now going into ensuring that the forthcoming Social Services and Well-being Act Regulations and Code of Practice enable CDS to be implemented across Wales. This Open Space meeting will create an opportunity for a conversation on The Way Forward for CDS. Please join us to share your ideas and visions for the future of social support in Wales.Please…See More
Feb 15
Paul Swann commented on Sam Froud-Powell's group Wales Co-production group
"Like it! Thanks Noreen."
Nov 1, 2013
Paul Swann commented on Sam Froud-Powell's group Wales Co-production group
"As far as I'm aware, no one from any networks were involved! Welcome back Noreen, we missed you!"
Oct 23, 2013
Paul Swann posted an event

Alternatives to Austerity? Schumacher's Economics in the Great Recession at Queen's Building, University of Bristol

November 21, 2013 from 9am to 5pm
What is the connection between debt, growth and the price of oil and other commodities? Are we subsidising the next recession by focusing on a return to growth?Join us at this one-day conference to explore whether we can update E.F. Schumacher’s economic philosophy to respond to our current economic crisis. How can we create an economic system where people and the planet matter?Some of the leading economic and environmental thinkers will convene in Bristol to explore austerity, debt, growth and…See More
Sep 19, 2013
Paul Swann replied to Noreen Blanluet's discussion Two questions - have you any experience you can share? in the group Wales Co-production group
"Responding to 1. This is part of the focus of our sister network, the Wales Alliance for Citizen Directed Support (wacds.org.uk). Several of us here are WACDS Council members. Some of the more forward thinking local authorities have successfully…"
Aug 1, 2013
Paul Swann replied to Ruth Dineen's discussion Co-design Director of Australian Centre for Social Innovation comes to Cardiff in the group Wales Co-production group
"Hi Ruth, would you please check whether Chris Vanstone has any knowledge of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme that was introduced on 1 July and which shadow work & pensions secretary Liam Bryrne is touting as a new policy…"
Jul 11, 2013
Paul Swann replied to Matthew Gatehouse's discussion Randomosed Coffee Trials in the group Wales Co-production group
"A Google Map of the Wales network would be good Noreen. Be good to know about others in the Brecon area."
Jul 10, 2013
Paul Swann replied to Ruth Dineen's discussion Autumn diary dates in the group Wales Co-production group
"Ruth has gently nudged me to offer a session for the October network meeting. After much deliberation and playing with titles I propose "Co-producing a Green Society". In which I'll suggest that it's vital our co-productive…"
Jul 22, 2012
Ruth Dineen left a comment for Paul Swann
"Great - please keep me posted. R"
May 21, 2012
Paul Swann left a comment for Ruth Dineen
"Hi Ruth, hoping there will be more opportunities for conversations on real wealth/caring economics after Bangor. Perhaps Cardiff next?"
May 21, 2012
Ruth Dineen left a comment for Paul Swann
"Hi Paul The Rethinking economics conversation sounds inspiring. I can't make the actual event but would love to know more...Will any papers or videos come out of it? Cheers Ruth "
May 21, 2012
Paul Swann added a discussion to the group Wales Co-production group
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Rethinking Economics: a Conversation on Real Wealth and Developing a Caring Economy

18 June 2012 at 4pm for 4.30pm - 6.30pmBangor Management CentreGwyneddNorth WalesFurther details here: http://bit.ly/RWEbangorSee More
May 19, 2012
Paul Swann posted a blog post

Rethinking Economics: a Conversation on Real Wealth and Developing a Caring Economy

18 June 2012 at 4pm for 4.30pm - 6.30pmBangor Management CentreGwyneddNorth Wales"The real wealth of our world consists of the real contributions of people and of nature. We therefore need what we have never  had: economic systems that give visibility and real value to the most important human work: the work of caring for people,  starting in early childhood, and caring for the Earth. We wouldn't have our environmental and social problems and economic crises if we had more caring economic…See More
May 19, 2012
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Co-production & New Economics

Edgar Cahn establishes the link between co-production and new economics in this quote from Riane Eisler's seminal book 'The Real Wealth of Nations':"Co-production gives real value to caring and caregiving, redefining productive work beyond that which is recognised in the market."Riane Eisler expands on this throughout her book and proposes a realistic alternative to capitalism and socialism: http://ning.it/zgeEMSSee also this article…See More
Mar 4, 2012
Paul Swann replied to Ruth Dineen's discussion CP Wales: galvanising group in the group Wales Co-production group
"I fully support this Ruth and please count me in. Looking forward to seeing what emerges on Thursday, and thanks to everyone who's contributed to making it happen. "
Feb 18, 2012

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Disability Wales
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Third
Background to your work
I believe "Another world is possible" and have a special interest in the role of financial & monetary reform in creating a new economy and a fair society.

As Independent Living Policy Officer with Disability Wales I'm currently co-producing a Framework for Action on Independent Living with the Welsh Government.

As a Council member of the Wales Alliance for Citizen Directed Support I'm also working with the Welsh Government to develop a Welsh model of personalisation in social services based on co-production principles.

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Rethinking Economics: a Conversation on Real Wealth and Developing a Caring Economy

18 June 2012 at 4pm for 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Bangor Management Centre
Gwynedd
North Wales
"The real wealth of our world consists of the real contributions of people and of nature. We therefore need what we have never  had: economic systems that give visibility and real value to the most important human work: the work of caring for people,  starting in early childhood,…
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Posted on May 19, 2012 at 20:00

Co-production & New Economics

Edgar Cahn establishes the link between co-production and new economics in this quote from Riane Eisler's seminal book 'The Real Wealth of Nations':

"Co-production gives real value to caring and caregiving, redefining productive work beyond that which is recognised in the market."

Riane Eisler expands on this throughout her book and proposes a realistic alternative to capitalism and socialism: http://ning.it/zgeEMS

See…

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Posted on March 4, 2012 at 9:15

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At 20:36 on May 21, 2012, Ruth Dineen said…

Great - please keep me posted.

R

At 17:25 on May 21, 2012, Ruth Dineen said…

Hi Paul

The Rethinking economics conversation sounds inspiring. I can't make the actual event but would love to know more...Will any papers or videos come out of it?

Cheers

Ruth

At 11:17 on February 6, 2012, Ruth Dineen said…

It's a deal! You bring the matches!

At 11:03 on February 6, 2012, Ruth Dineen said…

Hi Paul

When you have a moment, please join the Wales Group (under 'Networking') and we can start the revolution!

Ruth

 
 
 

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