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March 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Coproduction and Scale

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 — No Comments

Yeeeee-hiiiii!! Wales co-pro open letter - 200 signatures and rising!

Keep 'em coming!

Thanks all.

Added by Ruth Dineen on March 25, 2013 at 20:16 — No Comments

Evaluating Co-production in Mental Health - Wandsworth IAPT

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: …


Added by Sarah Lyall on March 20, 2013 at 17:22 — No Comments

Co-producing Wales - please publicise the Open Letter to the First Minister

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…


Added by Ruth Dineen on March 19, 2013 at 19:43 — No Comments

Co-producing recovery from drug and alcohol missuse?

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,…


Added by Lucie Stephens on March 18, 2013 at 15:10 — No Comments

New group on Coproduction in youth services

Hello everyone,

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…


Added by Joe Penny on March 12, 2013 at 11:57 — No Comments

Commissioning coproduction in youth services - a blog from the front line

Coproduction at the heart of reshaping youth services in Cornwall

Like many Local Authorities across England, Cornwall is not alone in grappling with the tightening public purse. The challenge is on to continue providing youth services which make a real impact on young people’s lives, and reduce the need for complex and specialist services. For the past year we have been working with nef on a specific…


Added by Julia on March 8, 2013 at 15:25 — No Comments

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