A network for co-production practitioners
Help us kick-start the revolution! Expert Classes covering the what, why and how of co-pro, particularly in relation to the implementation of our (potentially radical) Social Services and Wellbeing Act.
Cardiff, 22 February, 9.30 - 16.00
Cardiff & Vale College, City Centre Campus, Dumballs Road, CF10 5BF.
Llandudno, 8 March, 9.30-16.00
Venue Cymru, Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB.
Carmarthen, 15 March, 9.30 - 16.00
Halliwell Centre, University of Wales…
Added by Ruth Dineen on February 13, 2017 at 12:55 — No Comments
Anyone out there remember the profound horrors of the hand-knitted bathing costume? I had one in beige and green stripes. No-one asked me if I wanted one in beige and green stripes - choice wasn’t a big thing in 1950s childhoods as I recall - it simply appeared one year and hung around until…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on August 15, 2016 at 9:39 — No Comments
In case you need a bit of cheering up amidst the gloom and despond here's a link to the latest Co-pro Wales blog...
Updates about our fabulous new Network staff; a proposal for an all-Wales time-bank; Edgar Cahn's next visit; serendipitous guinea-pigs and plenty to look forward to in spite of the collapse of society as we know it.
Added by Ruth Dineen on July 5, 2016 at 10:42 — No Comments
We're on our way! Yesterday we launched our Lottery-funded Co-pro Network for Wales - aiming to create a Wales where everyone is valued as a contributor to the common good... Amazing people, radical ideas, inspiring stories, and the wonderful Edgar Cahn all the way from Washington to Welshpool. See the Storify of our launch event here.
Added by Ruth Dineen on May 27, 2016 at 8:53 — No Comments
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, …Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on May 26, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on May 26, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Michael Turner on April 28, 2016 at 14:29 — No Comments
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.
NETWORK DIRECTOR / NETWORK CO-ORDINATOR
Added by Ruth Dineen on April 12, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments
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.…Continue
...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)…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on January 30, 2016 at 16:59 — No Comments
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!…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on November 15, 2015 at 15:09 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Adrian Bua on October 13, 2015 at 15:26 — No Comments
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
How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through…Continue
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…Continue
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
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:
Added by Adrian Bua on September 11, 2015 at 15:13 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Adrian Bua on September 11, 2015 at 14:52 — No Comments
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
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,…Continue
Added by Louisa Whait on August 10, 2015 at 9:16 — No Comments