A network for co-production practitioners
Early action to prevent harm will help to improve well-being, use resources more efficiently, build resilience and safeguard the future. It is a wise and sustainable approach. It matters equally for society, the environment and the economy. But it seldom happens. What can be done to put prevention at the top of the agenda for policy and practice, and make it real? nef (the new economics foundation) invites you a major conference bringing together experts from across the public, private and…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on March 27, 2012 at 17:27 — No Comments
an interesting article written by Becky Malby, director of the centre for innovation in health management at the university of leeds outlining why co-production is the real reform needed for health and social care.
see what you think, NHS reform: a radical approach through co-production?
and I've copied a couple of neat summary…Continue
Added by Lucie Stephens on March 21, 2012 at 14:15 — No Comments
We got there in the end. After minutes of discussion and trying to gauge interest we have firmed down a date, a venue and some interested people from different organisations. To this end the 1st ever Co-production East Midlands Group is going to meet, see below for venue and times.
10.00 - 12.30
Monday 23rd April 2012
Added by james oflynn on March 21, 2012 at 9:52 — No Comments
April looks set to be a busy month for coproduction, with several regional practitioner events taking place in Wales, London, Scotland and Birmingham.
Read on to find out more and sign up to one or all…
Following on from the success at their last In this Together event (the presentations of which…Continue
Added by Joe Penny on March 20, 2012 at 10:08 — No Comments
A follow up to 'a Glass Half Full' has been published, taking a more detailed look at the practice, evidence and evaluation of assets based approaches. It can be downloaded here: http://janefoot.com/downloads/files/healthy%20FINAL%20FINAL.pdf and will be put up in the resources library soon.
Added by Julia on March 20, 2012 at 8:40 — No Comments
£125k of funding is available through the Ordnance Survey's …Continue
Added by Paul Thurston on March 19, 2012 at 13:36 — No Comments
The next London beased network meeting is going to be taking place at Praxis on the 18th of April.
The agenda is looking really good at the moment, with talks being led by Praxis, nef and Look Ahead. Have a look at the eventbrite page (below) for more information and to sign up for a place
look forward to seeing you there!
Added by Joe Penny on March 19, 2012 at 9:50 — No Comments
Added by Ruth Dineen on March 16, 2012 at 19:21 — No Comments
Although we’re now marching steadily forward into 2012, my mind has been reflecting recently on the successes of 2011. In particular, the huge growth in how the concept of co-production is being researched and developed. Across practice and policy, local authorities, providers and user led organisations, co-production has become increasingly well known and favoured as a model of public sector reform. It’s not…Continue
I'm thinking about the merit of developing a higher/ further education module focused on CP that could be offered to a diverse range of people (practitioners, service users, carers, public, politicians et al) to help embed CP as a basic requirement of professional, democratic and public practice; delivered by a diverse group of people with the insight, expertise and integrity to inspire take up of CP as a mainstream practice accessible to all.
I'm keen not to create barriers…Continue
Here in the depths of North Wales we have successfully applied for a small but useful grant off the Big Lottery to start a timebank, called Patchwork Shares. This is principally for the agencies in our personal networks, but as it develops we hope to add a wider range of constituents, from individuals through to public bodies, so that it becomes a mixed and rich "patchwork" of talents!!!
In the last six months there has been a lot of progress in North Wales as we started a network…Continue
Added by David Neal on March 13, 2012 at 20:58 — No Comments
Added by Lucie Stephens on March 13, 2012 at 15:36 — No Comments
If you haven't received this final asset-mapping questionnaire but would like to participate, please click on the link to share your wondrousness. Or go via the blog.
If you completed Questionnaire 2 then I will already have this information: if not, then even if you have sent me web-links or project…
Added by Ruth Dineen on March 12, 2012 at 9:48 — No Comments
Thursday 26th April 2012, 9:30am to 13:00pm. Mailbox, Birmingham
The Midlands Co-production Practitioners' Network will hold its next meeting at the EC Arts 48 Sheet project space based on the ground floor of the Mailbox, Birmingham. (Click here for map and directions).
The meeting will involve:
Added by Frankie Hine-Hughes on March 8, 2012 at 1:30 — No Comments
An interesting event in Australia for any network members based out that way and for those interested in seeing how co-production ideas are evolving across the globe,
Added by Lucie Stephens on March 6, 2012 at 12:24 — No Comments
Edgar Cahn establishes the link between co-production and new economics in this quote from Riane Eisler's seminal book 'The Real Wealth of Nations':
"Co-production gives real value to caring and caregiving, redefining productive work beyond that which is recognised in the market."
Riane Eisler expands on this throughout her book and proposes a realistic alternative to capitalism and socialism: http://ning.it/zgeEMS
Added by Paul Swann on March 4, 2012 at 9:15 — No Comments
Ruth Dineen has been kind enough to circulate the presentations from the coproduction event that she coordinated in Cardiff last Thursday.
I am attaching them here in this blog post, but will also add them to the resources section of this website - which is growing all the time. If you have other resources that you think should be shared amongst practitioners, please do feel free to post them as a blog, or send them to me…Continue
Added by Joe Penny on March 2, 2012 at 11:54 — No Comments
How do you get the balance right in regards to paperwork when setting up a timebank. Simple? Not from where i'm slouching. This weeks blog bit.
Added by james oflynn on March 1, 2012 at 14:25 — No Comments