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Co-Production in the East Midlands

Hello all

A lot of posts on here seem old so I thought I'd try and get some networking sparked!

I work in Leicestershire and wondered if any of you work in the East midlands on co-production within Adult Social Care?

Added by Claire Cluer on June 27, 2017 at 16:37 — No Comments

Calling all Welsh co-prodders - your Network needs you!

The Co-production Network for Wales is launching a membership drive!

And sure as eggs is eggs it can't happen without you. More information and a link to the Membership Form is on the home page of…


Added by Ruth Dineen on May 3, 2017 at 21:31 — No Comments

Co-pro Network for Wales - here's the website!

Lots happening in Wales - and with your help we'll scale it up to lots more.

Check out our Network site, shriek with glee, and please pass it on!…


Added by Ruth Dineen on April 16, 2017 at 9:50 — 3 Comments

Co-pro Expert Classes - Cardiff, Carmarthen, Llandudno!

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

Co-pro Wales Newsletter - special summer issue!

Sunshine, lollipops and hand-knitted bathers...

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…


Added by Ruth Dineen on August 15, 2016 at 9:39 — No Comments

A guinea-pig led co-pro future for Wales

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.

Happy co-prodding.…


Added by Ruth Dineen on July 5, 2016 at 10:42 — No Comments

A Wales where everyone is valued as a contributor to the common good...

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

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 — 1 Comment

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

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