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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 15:49 — 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

LONDON EVENT: Evidencing the Impact of Co-production: Theory and Practice | @ NEF Offices, 10 Salamanca Place, Vauxhall, London | 9th July | 13:00-15:00

NEF invites you to our new offices 10 Salamanca Place, Vauxhall, London on Thursday the 9th July from 13:00-15:00 to discuss the theory and the practice of evidencing the impact of coproduction.



Added by Adrian Bua on June 18, 2015 at 13:45 — No Comments

Paxton Green Time Bank is recruiting

Time Bank Broker

Could you support local communities to develop and share their skills?

Do you believe people are assets?

Passionate about coproduction?

Time banking is a way of restoring a sense of good neighbourliness. It is a rewarding and enjoyable way to bring people together to share their skills and…


Added by Alison Paule on June 3, 2015 at 10:42 — No Comments

Lead on community development in the City of London! In partnership with Spice

City of London, in partnership with Spice, are looking for a Community Development Officer that will support a range of exciting projects led by local communities and drive forward the local Time Credits network development.

Make your mark on history in the East of the City of London and shape an exciting project that will make a real difference in the lives of those that live, work and travel in the area. This is a project like no other that will enable individuals from across…


Added by Jude Luckett on May 29, 2015 at 16:24 — No Comments

Be an agent of social transformation - work with Spice in London or Cardiff

Spice are a rapidly-growing social enterprise and we run the world’s largest community currency. Our work builds strong, resilient communities and gives people the tools to make real lasting changes in their lives. We are looking for a key individual to join our fun, friendly and busy Programmes Team. We are…

Added by David Russell on May 21, 2015 at 15:40 — No Comments

NEF (the new economics foundation) is looking for a new CEO

Through applied research of the highest quality, practical policy advice and action, and policy-focused debate, NEF is transforming the parameters of policy debate and increasingly mainstreaming economic and social policy ideas that put people and the planet first.

While keeping one eye on Westminster, NEF is also building a movement for change with a range of campaigners from across civil society. Unlike most other UK think tanks, it has international outreach: in funding, research,…


Added by Lucie Stephens on May 15, 2015 at 13:54 — No Comments

Responding to austerity: Learning events

NEF (the New Economics Foundation) invites you to our free learning events to explore how groups in the UK can respond most effectively and creatively to austerity – looking at what charities, activists, campaigners, local authorities, housing associations and funders have already done; and what they might do in the future.

We are holding two learning events on the following dates:

Tuesday 19 May 2015, 10.00am – 5.00pm in central London (The…


Added by Lucie Stephens on April 29, 2015 at 11:37 — No Comments

Funding and support for communities in England to develop a local economic development plan

The Community Economic Development programme will assist 50 communities to develop their own economic action plan. The package of support includes a dedicated adviser, six days of specialist support, and grant funding of up to £5,000. Full information on the CED support package can be found here:…

Added by Lucie Stephens on April 2, 2015 at 12:58 — No Comments

Stunning new resource - a goodbye present from Noreen!

Many of you will know that our campaigning and networking efforts in Co-production Wales have been self-funding - and the piggy bank is now more-or-less empty.

So Noreen is leaving Co-production Wales to return to her previous vocation of life and business coach, working with people experiencing change, with freelancers and the self-employed, and with ethical leaders.

She has given us a fantastic goodbye present via the…


Added by Ruth Dineen on March 28, 2015 at 15:37 — No Comments

Job Vacancies at Spice Innovations

Hello passionate Co-Pro people!

As the Partnership Team at Spice Innovations continues to expand, have two roles being advertised as Partnership Managers in London & South East and South West Wales.  


The main focus of the roles are: 

- To expand the Spend Networks in our local areas and support our national growth. 

- To deepen the impact that…


Added by Kate Price on March 25, 2015 at 12:10 — No Comments

Co-pro Wales - March newsletter

A celebratory final (for now) Newsletter with a whole pile of reasons to be cheerful - and a couple of reasons to feel peeved (but I expect we'll get over it!)

Huge thanks to Noreen who has done such a fab job of creating, collating and editing the Newsletter over the past two years and best wishes…


Added by Ruth Dineen on March 2, 2015 at 22:54 — No Comments

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