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February 2013 Blog Posts (12)

Community currencies webinars

These might be of interest to people interested in using community currencies to underpin their co-production activities.

John Rogers is running a series of three introductory webinars on the subject of local currencies in March and April.

Full details and booking instructions for "Let's Make Money" at Eventbrite:…


Added by Lucie Stephens on February 28, 2013 at 20:18 — No Comments

Job Advert: Transition Network, Delivery Director

Transition Network exists to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the Transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.

Following a significant restructure we are seeking to appoint a Delivery Director who will lead the organisation forward, implementing our strategy, managing performance and supporting our Board and small team of skilled and committed staff.…


Added by Lucie Stephens on February 28, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

Event: Commons and Commoning - ideas and practices for a connected world

 Saturday 16 March 2013

The SOCIAL SCULPTURE RESEARCH UNIT at Oxford Brookes University

invites you to participate in a one day programme with international commons activist and author, Silke Helfrich to facilitate and share new thinking and practices on the commons, commoning and commons creation in all areas of our lives: our communities, organisations, networks, disciplines.

‘We are poised between an old world that no longer works and a new one…


Added by Lucie Stephens on February 27, 2013 at 2:53 — No Comments

Co-producing Wales this week included...

Tuesday: great Spice training event with the very jolly folk of Carmarthenshire Council Housing Services who are aiming to co-produce their perfect community through a time-credit project. Wednesday: invigorating co-pro seminar and discussion with Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil, supported by WCVA who are spreading the co-pro word like…


Added by Ruth Dineen on February 22, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

nominate your Next Century Innovators

The Rockefeller Foundation is asking the global community to nominate innovators whose work is improving the lot of poor and vulnerable people. Three nominees will receive the Next Century Innovators Award, with one Award given based on your votes.…

Added by Lucie Stephens on February 15, 2013 at 18:14 — No Comments

Job opportunities in Kent


Added by Lucie Stephens on February 15, 2013 at 17:53 — No Comments

Job opportunity: Lead Recovery Community Organiser

The RSA is almost one year into its ambitious programme to deliver personalised recovery services and support to people experiencing substance misuse problems in West Kent.  Our approach is based on extensive research undertaken by our Whole Person Recovery programme.  We are seeking an ambitious, entrepreneurial, dynamic Lead Recovery Community Organiser to work from our one of our…


Added by Rebecca Daddow on February 13, 2013 at 9:24 — No Comments

and more! (south) Wales Network Meeting: 21 Feb, Abergavenny

Monmouth CC have organised a FANTASTIC line-up for our next Network meeting. 21st Feb, 1.30-4.30 at St Mary's Priory Centre, Monk Street, Abergavenny. Diana Reynolds from WG will tell us about co-pro innovations at the heart of government; Simon Burch and Julie Boothroyd will talk about MCC's approach to co-pro social care and Mike Logan will give a presentation on co-operative transition planning with families. Cynnal Cymru will update us on their move to co-produced sustainable development…


Added by Ruth Dineen on February 8, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Call for evidence: co-production models and their relevance to sustainable development in Wales

More co-production activity in Wales - please check out the call for evidence below and contribute with as many examples as you can! Sorry for short timescale, I've only just seen it myself.....


Brook Lyndhurst is undertaking research for the Welsh Government to investigate the potential…


Added by Lucie Stephens on February 7, 2013 at 18:22 — No Comments

Co-producing Wales - open letter to the Welsh Government

Co-production is on a roll in Wales with new events, innovations, projects and people springing up in all directions. We've also got a great opportunity to get co-pro at the heart of our social services through the publication of the draft Social Services & Well-being Wales Bill which is a really positive step towards citizen-empowerment and partnership working.

As part of our campaign we have written an open letter to the First Minister asking that co-production is enshrined at…


Added by Ruth Dineen on February 6, 2013 at 16:13 — No Comments

Co-production definitions

The National Co-production Critical Friends Group (see the Resources section for briefing on the group) recently discussed definitions of co-production.  We were asked to supply definitions in advance and there were some really interesting and useful ideas (hopefully someone might post them up here as well?).  The group almost came up with a definition (which I thought was pretty impressive, doing that by committee!) and I think that will be publicised more fully in due…


Added by Adrian Barker on February 5, 2013 at 11:01 — 1 Comment

Better Bus Area co-production initiative

Am developing a new co-production initiative as part of Norfolk County Council's 'Better Bus Area' project. Partnership working with Opening Doors (user-led organisation of people with learning difficulties), transport planners and bus operators: objective is to train 8 people with learning difficulties to be able to use the new design bus information and for them to train others in Phase II. Phase I has just started and Phase II expected to start in April.

Added by Peter de Oude on February 4, 2013 at 17:30 — No Comments

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