Co-production as an approach has experienced a massive upswing in interest in the last few years from a range of different stakeholders, with public service organisations playing a vital part. Especially in healthcare, while it is an approach to collaboration which has been met with much interest for many people in such organisations, for others an equal consideration as to what are some of the likely challenges and opportunities in developing such… Continue
Added by Mr Hament Patel on June 9, 2013 at 15:00 —
Having worked with People's Health Trust, I know that they're committed to funding projects that build on local control and autonomy. Co-production - done well - is right up their street! They've just opened up their Active Communities funding stream for smaller organisations to more areas around the country. I'd advise you to check it out and spread the word to local organisations that you work with.
More info below:
Looking for local funding?
Added by Sarah Lyall on June 7, 2013 at 9:40 —
I just wanted to update practitioners to developments with the Leicestershire County Council Timebank project. We have been running a Timebank for organisations operating in social care, health and the community for several months now, and have over 40 members trading a multitude if things.
We are now launching 2 pilot projects aimed at individuals in the community, in the Coalville and Lutterworth areas of the County.
For those that are interested here is the…
Added by james oflynn on June 5, 2013 at 15:13 —
Fantastic opportunity to learn about a co-produced outcomes approach which is transforming health, social care, housing and community provision in…
Added by Ruth Dineen on June 5, 2013 at 12:08 —
It's been my experience that many people involved in developing co-production work are linking to community currencies to support their work. If you are this conference might be of interest!
The 2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems will be held from the 19th to the… Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on May 29, 2013 at 20:05 —
Putting the ‘Critical’ into Learning and Leadership for Reclaiming Co-production Practices – A Brief Think Piece
The argument presented is that the idea of co-production in its present form has a long journey to make in order to seriously be able to address the challenges of our times. The positive potential of… Continue
Added by Mr Hament Patel on May 22, 2013 at 22:30 —
A few years ago I developed an evaluative framework for approaches to and processes for public engagement attempting to link legislation and policy to theoretical domains. An overarching influence and driver being the Human Rights Act developing the argument that citizens have a right to be listened to by those making decisions that affect them. Thus some stereotypical approaches to consultation or involving citizens and service users may not be good enough as they might not be proactively… Continue
Added by Dr Huw Evans on May 15, 2013 at 15:01 —
Open Letter sent to Welsh Government asking that co-pro principles are placed at the heart of our public services. Down to the Senedd in our best frocks at 2.00 to hand in hard copies. On BBC Wales at 6.30.
Please shout about it and help us change the world!
Added by Ruth Dineen on May 1, 2013 at 9:00 —
Tomorrow we send the Open Letter to the Welsh Government asking that co-pro principles are placed at the heart of our public services. 256 signatures from orgnaisations and individuals in Wales, and 25 supporting statements from USA, Canada, Australia, Scotland and England. Makes for a cheering and revolutionary read.
To view… Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on April 30, 2013 at 11:00 —
Joanne Fearn from the Cabinet Office is a co-production enthusiast and is involved in setting up the new Public Service Transformation Network which was announced by the Chancellor in last month's budget.
The Network does not have a website as yet, but Joanne shared this helpful information with us.
It's hoped that the Network will… Continue
Added by Sarah Lyall on April 25, 2013 at 10:00 —
I've just added some more resources to our pages on Transitioning to Co-production and Health.
Here are the main ones:…
Added by Sarah Lyall on April 18, 2013 at 15:00 —
Peer to peer learning
Locality has launched a competition through the pages of Third Sector to find the best examples of peer-to-peer learning – formal and informal – between smaller organisations (turnover £50k-£200k).
To encourage you to apply, there is a first prize of £3,000 with two runners-up prizes of £1,000.
The competition will run from late…
Added by Julia on April 15, 2013 at 12:31 —
Are you aware of the Peer2Peer Network? It is a network of service user groups, voluntary organisations, other statutory service providers, all deidcated to sharing information, resources, advice and good practice around peer support.
Please find attached the latest newsletter of the Network.…
Added by Daniel Eichner on April 5, 2013 at 14:15 —
BBC Wales political producer Toby Mason, clearly a man of fine understanding and revolutionary zeal, has heard about the Open Letter, and the joys of co-production and intends to make a programme about it all for the telly.
AND he's planning to schedule it to go out just before the Open Letter wings its way to the Welsh Government's First Minister Carwyn Jones on 25th April. How's that for a bit of news to cheer us up in the midst of cuts, angst and… Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on April 5, 2013 at 8:42 —
A quote that really applies to the scaling up of coproduction question
“There’s no problem with upscaling if you’re doing something like buying paperclips. But most public services rely on human relationships, so upscaling leads to a huge degradation in the quality of service.”
Peter Holbrook, CEO of Social Enterprise UK
Added by Joe Penny on March 28, 2013 at 12:47 —
Keep 'em coming!
Added by Ruth Dineen on March 25, 2013 at 20:16 —
The evaluation of the Wandsworth Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service has been launched! Wandsworth IAPT is a project delivered in partnership between Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network (WCEN) and South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust. The London Network heard about the work at our January regional meeting.
You can read the evaluation here: … Continue
Added by Sarah Lyall on March 20, 2013 at 17:22 —
On 28th March we are sending an Open Letter to the First Minister in Wales asking the co-pro principles are placed at the heart of our public services. Mark Drakeford, our new Health Minister, is a long-term co-pro champion and is committed to ensuring that our voices are heard at Cabinet level. Please help us make them as loud as possible!
Only people living/working in Wales can sign the letter, but messages of… Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on March 19, 2013 at 19:43 —
Details of a 'stakeholder consultation event' which might offer opportunities to better co-produce drug and alcohol recovery services.
'North Yorkshire are in the process of a major reconfiguration/transformation of services for adults who misuse substances (drugs and alcohol). The purpose of the transformation is to develop a more recovery-orientated system for the county, rooted in realising the assets of local communities. This will be achieved by a full,… Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on March 18, 2013 at 15:10 —
Just a quick message to say that I have set up a group on this site for anyone and everyone interested in what coproduction can bring to young people's services
At nef we have been doing a lot of work over the past 18 months in Lambeth, Cornwall and Islington on how coproduction can be… Continue
Added by Joe Penny on March 12, 2013 at 11:57 —