A network for co-production practitioners
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
Just heard about this...sounds really interesting...
As part of the…
Added by Ruth Dineen on June 30, 2014 at 19:13 — No Comments
You are invited to join WCVA and Co-production Wales in creating an asset map of co-production in Wales on…Continue
Added by Ruth Dineen on June 24, 2014 at 21:50 — No Comments
a) the Wales Group now has 150 members (hello Rosa!);
b) it looks very (very) (VERY) likely that Cahnist co-production principles will be written in to the regulations and code of practice of our new Social Services and Well-being Act AND embedded in commissioning requirements;
c) nef's Commissioning for Co-production Masterclasses are coming to Wales with 11 LA commissioners signed up, a clutch of senior Welsh Government radicals, leading lights from third-sector organisations…
Added by Ruth Dineen on June 11, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments
This is recommended reading!
Matt Langsford a 22 year old with experience of the care system writes powerfully about what co-production is, why it's important and outlines some of the steps that SCIE are taking to implement it across their organisation.
As he so eloquently says, we need to 'smash through' the jargon because co-production is an 'important issue and it will help people to have more control over their care and support'.
Added by Lucie Stephens on June 11, 2014 at 15:42 — No Comments
I am pleased to announce that the next meeting will be hosted by Latimer Creative Media at the BFI Southbank on Thursday 10th July, 10:00 to 12:30.
We will be exploring the theme of Storytelling for Co-production with various activities and challenges. Should be a lot of fun – as well as useful.
You can register on Eventbrite here -…Continue
Added by Sarah Lyall on June 11, 2014 at 11:18 — No Comments
Applications are now open to take part in the second round of Social Enterprise UK’s trail blazing health and social value programme.
The programme provides free bespoke support for areas to implement the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 though collaboration between the public sector and local voluntary and community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in the arena of health and care commissioning and delivery.
Funded by the Department of Health to…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on June 5, 2014 at 12:24 — No Comments
What is holding back the development of co-production in the mainstream?
This Co-production Network has been growing so fast that you might feel it is unstoppable, and it probably is. But there are bound to be frustrations and three of these particularly stand out for me.
The first is the way that co-production tends to get categorised as part of the ‘empowerment’ agenda, rather than – as it should be, I believe – a critique of it.
As I have written…Continue