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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, …


Added by Lucie Stephens on May 26, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

Clinks guide to service user involvement and co-production

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. …


Added by Lucie Stephens on May 26, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

SCIE's National Co-production Week

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…


Added by Michael Turner on April 28, 2016 at 14:29 — No Comments

Co-pro Network for Wales - recruiting for a Director and Co-ordinator

Co-production Network for Wales: for a Wales where everyone is valued as a contributor to the common good.

We are looking for two exceptional members of staff - a Network Director and a Network Co-ordinator - to help us set up our member-led Co-pro Network for Wales. Here are the job adverts. Please share with the world.


With three…


Added by Ruth Dineen on April 12, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Valuing collaborative relationships in the NHS

een given permission to open up our ResearchNet conference to wider networks and wondered if anyone would like to come. The form below has the booking details. It essentially about how lived experience can be used through co-production methods in patient experience to change services here at Oxleas NHS Trust. We have examples from mental health and learning disability (all ages) and its hosted by our lived experience researchers. Do pass this onto anyone who you think would be interested.…


Added by Lucie Stephens on April 4, 2016 at 21:33 — No Comments

Co-pro Network for Wales - it's on its way!!!

...and here's the press release to prove it!

Thanks to all of you who helped make this a reality.

Ruth Dineen (Co-pro Wales), Ruth Marks (WCVA), Adrian Roper (Cartrefi Cymru)…


Added by Ruth Dineen on January 30, 2016 at 16:59 — No Comments

Co-production Catalogue from Wales - launched today!

Here it is! 21 cross-sector case studies, an explanation of what co-pro is and isn't and a pile of resources. Please share, read, contribute and help change the world!…


Added by Ruth Dineen on December 8, 2015 at 14:30 — 3 Comments

Co-pro Network for Wales - proposal submitted!

Here it is - an overview of the bid we've just submitted to the Lottery. That's the glorious Cartrefi Cymru along with Co-pro Wales and Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). We present it to the Committee on 15 December.

Thanks to everyone who have helped to make it happen.…


Added by Ruth Dineen on November 15, 2015 at 15:09 — No Comments

Southwark and Lambeth Early Action Commission Report Launch

Local Early Action: How to Make It Happen

Launch of the Southwark and Lambeth Early Action Commission Report

Monday 16th November, 1-4 pm

Coin Street Conference Centre, 108 Stamford Street, SE1 9NH


Members will be interested in the work of the Southwark and Lambeth Early Action Commission. Citizen participation in political and community life, including through co-production in service design and delivery, features…


Added by Adrian Bua on October 13, 2015 at 15:26 — No Comments

Scam member alert!!!!

Hi all

I may not be the only one of you to have received a message from Stella Kwame this morning (copied below) who joined the network yesterday- have googled her and this is a long standing scam originating from Ghana, apparently if you reply youll get some nonsensical letter etc asking for money!

Perhaps someone admin'y could cleanse her?!?  Cheers



Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through…


Added by tom moses on October 8, 2015 at 9:12 — 3 Comments

A funded Co-pro Network for Wales - one step closer!

It's been a bit like attending your first ever foxtrot class wearing one slipper and one thigh-high platform boot and realising that the music is being supplied by a small child in 3/4 time with a comb and paper. One step forward, two back, a sideways shuffle, fall over. Then change partners and do it again backwards. Repeat for several years.

BUT...progress! Big Lottery have invited us to submit a full bid for a Co-production Network for Wales. Deadline November. Presentation to the…


Added by Ruth Dineen on September 26, 2015 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

Co-producing with arts and cultural organisations

NEF is running a series of events demonstrating the role that arts and cultural interventions can play in a range of 'service' areas. 

Please check out the links below for more information or contact me directly. Hope to see you there. …


Added by Lucie Stephens on September 18, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Evaluating Co-production: Write up of London Workshop

Members of the London Network met at a workshop on Thursday 9th July to discuss the theory and practice of evidencing the impact of co-production. The session was attended by over thirty people, and consisted of three speakers:

  • Formerly of NEF, Juliette Hough is an independent researcher with extensive experience of conducting evaluations in the voluntary and community sector. As a researcher at NEF, she led on the evaluation of Wandsworth Community Empowerment…

Added by Adrian Bua on September 11, 2015 at 15:13 — No Comments

New Co-production Resources and Opportunities for Engagement: Realising the Value, Empowering People, Engaging Local Communities

This article is taken from a 'Realising the Value' news release. For a direct link to the email follow this link

Following a collaborative process, which included an evidence review from Newcastle University, over 100 online responses and input from relevant academics, representatives from the wider research community and leading practitioners and…


Added by Adrian Bua on September 11, 2015 at 14:52 — No Comments

Recruiting: Partnership Support Projects Officer

We're looking for someone excited by new challenges and who isn't scared to pioneer new ideas and ways of working. You will be part of a team which focuses on creating the conditions for people (affected by cancer - in the broadest sense) to live well in whatever way that makes sense to them. You will help to pioneer a new place based way of working, supporting individuals and communities to take the lead in defining what they have, want and need to manage their condition and support…


Added by Rebecca Daddow on September 4, 2015 at 13:29 — No Comments

Recruiting for a Co-Production Officer


Leicestershire County Council is recruiting for a Coproduction Officer, for further details please go to:

We are looking for someone who can work with adult social care, users, carers,…


Added by Louisa Whait on August 10, 2015 at 9:16 — No Comments

CONFIRMED: Rescheduled event on evidencing the impact of coproduction - 29th July, 13:00-15:00

We would like to invite members of the London co-production practitioners network to NEF’s new offices (10 Salamanca Place, Vauxhall) on Wednesday the 29th July from 13:00-15:00 to discuss the theory and the practice of evidencing the impact of co-production.


The session will consist of presentations by three speakers (details below) followed by a Q&A and discussion – ending with refreshments, tea and coffee.


The speakers will share their…


Added by Adrian Bua on July 16, 2015 at 12:49 — No Comments

Building Bridges conference - Co-production the new engaement

A challenge to co-production practioners

The Welsh Tenants are looking for 2 women to present in a plenary discussion The Key Principles and Practices of Co-production to an audience of around 170 delegates. Why 2 women - well this is the first 2 day women only speaker event in support of the Chwarae Teg 50:50 campaign  The event is a highly…


Added by Steve Clarke on July 6, 2015 at 19:03 — No Comments

Pupil Power bolsters mental health services for Greenwich teenagers

The country’s first Young People’s Mental Health Charter shaped by school pupils, was launched on Tuesday 30th June by students at Corelli College Co-operative Academy in Blackheath.

The Young People's Mental Health Charter, which aims to improve mental health outcomes for young people in Greenwich, is a joint initiative between Greenwich students, local GPs and the community organising alliance Citizens UK, with support from Duncan Selbie, chief executive of…


Added by Froi Legaspi on July 3, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

What Works Centre for Wellbeing at the New Economics Foundation: Call out for stakeholder engagement

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) are pleased to announce that we are part of the newly established What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

What Works is a UK government-funded initiative to enable a range of stakeholders to access independent, high quality, accessible evidence syntheses across…


Added by Adrian Bua on June 29, 2015 at 10:31 — No Comments

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