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February 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Barriers to co-pro: questionnaire analysis

Barriers to co-production are now up on the blog but are significantly outnumbered by the Benefits. Hoorah and thrice hoorah.

Added by Ruth Dineen on February 29, 2012 at 14:11 — No Comments

new social value law could help make the case for co-production to commissioners

Social value is to become key part of public service contracts. The public services social value bill completed its final passage in the Lords yesterday (Tuesday 28th Feb). The bill will require public services for the first time to explicitly consider how the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of an area is going to be improved by the commissioning of a service.

The bill applies to all local authorities, government departments, NHS bodies…


Added by Lucie Stephens on February 29, 2012 at 12:29 — No Comments

Co-production in housing

A new briefing has just been produced by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network focusing on Building Mutual Support and Social Capital in Retirement Communities. Lots of reference to co-production and some examples that could be transferable within the housing sector and beyond.

Have a look here and do share any thoughts back with the…


Added by Lucie Stephens on February 21, 2012 at 11:41 — No Comments

Questionnaire analysis: co-pro benefits

An overview of the benefits of co-production, for participants, organisations and practitioners, is now up on the blog. Thanks to all who helped create it. (Barriers come hiss).

Added by Ruth Dineen on February 20, 2012 at 11:34 — No Comments

oh what a good time I'm having!

Sorry to post inconsequentially but I'm in a small hot room with 4 fantastic designers who are all coming up with amazing and extraordinary creative ideas for the Co-production Resource and I am so excited that I just had to tell someone!

The designers are Webster from BWA, Tom from Hellotank, and Sean and Emma from EmmaJones.

If we get the funding, this is going to look gorgeous (and function brilliantly).

Added by Ruth Dineen on February 17, 2012 at 16:52 — No Comments

and another delicious C-P Process Map!

The C-P Resource project is gathering speed: Questionnaire 2 is analysed and the results are starting to go up on the Resource blog in all their loveliness. Thanks to all who are contributing...keep the info coming!

Added by Ruth Dineen on February 15, 2012 at 22:02 — No Comments

Innovations in Giving funding announced

The Innovation in Giving Fund was launched in September 2011 by Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society as part of a £34million package to increase levels of social action.

The first fiftenn projects to be funded are listed is here,

Many (but not all) are providing technology…


Added by Lucie Stephens on February 15, 2012 at 13:27 — No Comments

Film co-produced with Recovery Champions attempts to engage GPs


You can now watch and download the short film co-produced with the brilliant local EXACT group (established by Brian Morgan) and other local Recovery Champions in West Sussex, from our new Recovery webpages


Click here to go straight to ‘The role of GPs in the recovery…


Added by Rebecca Daddow on February 10, 2012 at 15:05 — No Comments

London practitioners network meeting Jan 2012 co-production mapping exercise

The co-production mapping exercise from the London network event in January is now up on Ruth's blog: 

Added by Julia on February 7, 2012 at 17:21 — No Comments

Cardiff event & N.Wales video link

Apologies - it has not been possible to video-link this event to N.Wales colleagues. Very sorry for any disappointment.

Added by Ruth Dineen on February 7, 2012 at 12:02 — No Comments

The 'evidence' question

This is a brief blog, intended to invite comment from everyone on a potential piece of research work.

During the first year of the co-production network (2009 - 2010), a group of around 30 practitioners met face to face every few months. We worked with that group to try and identify some of the major challenges they faced in 'doing' co-production, and making it more mainstream. Time and time again, one word came up. Evidence. More recently, at a national social care…


Added by Julia on February 6, 2012 at 0:02 — No Comments

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