A network for co-production practitioners
Over the past two years, we have, collectively, helped to build an active and knowledgeable community of practice in Wales, internationally acknowledged and often world-leading.
The result has been a slow but sure shift in the direction of transformative co-production, the first tentative steps towards a realignment of the relationship between state and citizens based on trust, on equal and reciprocal relationships. We have a potentially radical Social Services & Well-being Act, a…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on December 1, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments
Spice are delighted to invite you to an event celebrating the impact of social action, to mark the publication of an 18 month externalevaluation of Spice Time Credits.
Join us for an overview of the proven outcomes of Spice Time Credits, followed by a panel discussion on impacts of social action.
Hear from practitioners, funders and policy-makers about their perspective on impact measurement and addressing some of…
We are currently undertaking a small research project at Community Links looking at 'platforms' (these can be events, spaces, organisations etc.) that encourage the conditions for care and support without being explicitly aimed at such an outcome.
A good example of this could be the school gates: parents meet each other, form relationships and then might be mutually supportive without ever having had…Continue
More than 100 organisations and individuals have pledged support for our proposal to establish a Co-production Network for Wales. They include the Care Council, the Bevan Commission, Public Health Wales, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Wales Public Services 2025, the Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Royal College of Physicians, our Sustainability Commissioner and Plaid Cymru's leader Leanne Wood. And a raft of third sector organisations, local authorities and academics. Please spread the word:…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on November 16, 2014 at 11:21 — No Comments
At nef we want to find out how individuals, communities, organisations and institutions (including local authorities and services) have reacted to the programme of austerity which began in 2010. With the support of Barrow Cadbury Trust and the City Bridge Trust, we are conducting research into Responses to austerity.
If you know of any people or organisations responding to austerity in interesting ways, please fill out the survey.
Our previous work focused…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on November 11, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments
Please come along to our Festival of Community Psychology and show your support for creating a different psychology in the UK - a psychology that recognises the impact of exclusion, marginalization and inequality on well-being. A psychology that transforms the structural conditions of society that cause distress. A psychology…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on November 6, 2014 at 11:26 — No Comments
A one-day conference hosted by Spice. Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL. Friday 14th November 2014, 10am-4pm. To book please go to: http://tinyurl.com/o7k5yu3 Places are free but limited so book now to secure your ticket!
Added by Noreen Blanluet on October 7, 2014 at 17:44 — No Comments
The Welsh Government have just launched their Prudent Healthcare strategy – intended to save the NHS in Wales. http://www.prudenthealthcare.org.uk/ph/
And here’s an interesting thing…fresh from his appearance in our radical new Social Services & Well-being Act (Wales), the glorious Edgar Cahn pops up again in our Health Minister’s introduction:…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on October 6, 2014 at 13:33 — No Comments
The Research Exchange for the Social Sciences (RESS) at the University of Sheffield has just launched a new ‘Co-production Blog’. It is particularly valuable for people doing co-produced research but I'm sure will also have content relevant to wider co-production practice.
You can check it out at
Added by Lucie Stephens on September 23, 2014 at 10:26 — No Comments
Here's the link to a short blog on defining coproduction that I wrote a couple of months ago. http://www.involve.org.uk/blog/2014/07/21/defining-coproduction/
Added by Sonia Bussu on September 5, 2014 at 9:55 — No Comments
DCLG and the Public Service Transformation Network are running a webinar this Monday at 2pm on engaging communities in commissioning: you can sign up here for more details.
Added by Julia on August 15, 2014 at 9:55 — No Comments
Added by Lucie Stephens on August 13, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments
The media, and others, often forget that Wales has a Health Minister of its very own. And he's a co-production champion. Feel free to comment on today's statement from the Institute of Welsh Affairs:
Added by Ruth Dineen on August 12, 2014 at 8:44 — No Comments
Powerful blog by Dave Horton, community worker and director of Action in Caerau-Ely, a sprawling suberb of Cardiff where he lives with his family. Raises profound questions about what we mean when we commit to co-production..
Added by Ruth Dineen on August 9, 2014 at 21:08 — No Comments
We're working with Participation Cymru to create an Asset Map of co-production in Wales - and to get your support to keep the pressure on the Welsh Government to deliver on their co-pro commitments (they are doing exceptionally well so far I must say!). If you live or work in Tom Jones country, please help us by completing our 5 minute survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/coproassetmap - part of our collective strategy to make…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on July 21, 2014 at 20:27 — No Comments
Last week the London Co-production Practitioners Network met for a session hosted by Latimer Creative Media. Together we developed our personal Co-production Stories and our Story of Self. We experimented with social media, tweeted #MyCoProStory and made short film clips.
We learned that...
25 of us from LAs, Welsh Government, community and third sector have spent the day learning about commissioning for co-production: superb, evidence-based presentations from Julia (nef) and from the splendid Penni and Kate from Cornwall Council who drove all the way to Wales to share their experiences. A knockout day, jam-packed with useful stuff and interesting discussions. And more tomorrow. Ah joy!
If you are involved in the commissioning world and get the chance to attend one of…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on July 9, 2014 at 23:04 — No Comments
Is there a democratically accountable ownership model for health and care services that could make a difference? Could the active membership and co-operative ownership of workers, service users, volunteers and family members rebuild public trust in services and put an end to cruelty and neglect through a socially inclusive solution where the system of care is owned by the recipients?
Check out this …Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on July 8, 2014 at 14:50 — No Comments
Successive governments have pursued a public services agenda based on market competition, consumer choice and outsourcing to private providers. The promise has been better responsive to people’s ‘consumer preferences’ and a decentralisation of knowledge and power away from central planners – all at lower cost.
But there is little evidence that these benefits are materialising. Power has been concentrated in the hands of a…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on July 3, 2014 at 16:53 — No Comments