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April 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Video from the West Midlands Network meeting

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that the West Midlands Network met last Thursday (the 26th April). At the EC Arts 48Sheet Project Space in the Mailbox, Birmingham - massive thanks to EC Arts for hosting it.

The meeting was vibrant and informative with a bit of fun thrown in. 

The meeting included the following:

  • a presentation from Claire Farrell from EC Arts about their public art project 48Sheet that has put artists' work…

Added by Frankie Hine-Hughes on April 30, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Asset Based Community Development. Tinker or Reform - The Choice for Social Care and Health Services

A summary of this blog was first issued with Think Local Act Personal on 13th April 2012 via

Original full paper issued 6th April, 2012, also available via -


Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Asset Based Community…


Added by Ralph Broad on April 27, 2012 at 11:29 — No Comments

Notes from the last London Practitioners' meeting

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post to say that the notes from the last London Practitioners' meeting are now up on the website

Once again, thanks to Chris, Kronus, George and Mike for speaking!

If people would like notes of other network events added, please just email them to me…


Added by Joe Penny on April 27, 2012 at 9:50 — 1 Comment

Local Area Coordination Network Newsletter - Issue 2 Out Now

The second issue of the Local Area Coordination Newsletter is out now. Please follow the link below or contact Ralph Broad (Director Inclusive Neighbourhoods) for more information-

LAC Network Newsletter - download via…


Added by Ralph Broad on April 27, 2012 at 9:33 — No Comments

Co-producting mental health

Interesting things going on in Lambeth with the Lambeth Living Well Collaborative (a network of people who use services, their carers, service providers, commissioners, GPs and others). 'The Collaborative is a platform for people to come together to radically improve the outcomes experienced by people with mental health problems'.  They're moving towards co-producing new 'services' and co-producing strategy, supporting culture change and 'proto-typing' new approaches.

There's a new…


Added by Lucie Stephens on April 26, 2012 at 13:01 — No Comments

The East Midlands Co-Production Network

The first East Midlands Co-Production network meeting took place on the 24th April 2012. A big thank you to everyone that turned up and contributed. I will continue to update this site with developments and future meeting dates as they arise. The next one is pencilled in for Monday 11th June 2.30 – 4.30, @ the Marlene Reid Centre in Coalville, Leics.

Any further information can be requested via myself @…


Added by james oflynn on April 26, 2012 at 12:08 — No Comments

Community Catalysts are recruiting

Community Catalysts are recruiting for a Micro Enterprise Coordinator in Hertfordshire. They're a great organisation doing lots of work with micro-providers to ensure that people can find personalised and co-produced support.

Sorry for the very short notice - closing date is tomorrow!


£28,000 - £30,000 pa pro rata 32 hours per week Contract term 14 months

Across the country there is push to give people control over how they get the care and support they need.…


Added by Lucie Stephens on April 26, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Where next for localism and co-production?

Last month, Involve and Consumer Focus co-hosted a seminar exploring ‘Where next for localism and co-production?’ The event brought together a group of 27 individuals from national government, local government, the voluntary and community sector, the social innovation field, academia and think tanks to explore some of the challenges and opportunities…


Added by Tim Hughes on April 19, 2012 at 15:31 — No Comments

Event Reminder - Midlands Co-production Practitioners Network Meeting: 'Creative ways of co-producing better outcomes'

Dear all,

The WM Co-production Practitioners' Network meeting is fast approaching. It will take place next thursday (26th April), between 9:00am and 13:00pm.

The meeting will take place at the EC Arts 48 Sheet project space based on the ground floor of the Mailbox, Birmingham. (Click here for map and…


Added by Frankie Hine-Hughes on April 18, 2012 at 12:14 — No Comments

Co-production at SCIE

It’s probably not the best metaphor to use so close to the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, but it’s full steam ahead for a new co-production policy at SCIE (the Social Care Institute for Excellence).

SCIE's board approved a policy of working towards doing all our work in co-production with service users and carers last year and the implementation began with the appointment of Tina Coldham, a new service user representative to the board, in February. Tina’s role will include…


Added by Michael Turner on April 16, 2012 at 10:59 — 2 Comments

Governance International interview with Edgar Cahn


earlier this evening I received a tweet from Frankie Hine-Hughes of Governance International(@fhinehughes) about a hot off the press interview with Edgar Cahn. This will definitely generate some buzz around the North Wales conference,Communities Can 2012 to be held 2 May,  thanks Frankie!…


Added by Pam Luckock on April 12, 2012 at 21:19 — 1 Comment

All in this Together 2: more co-pro delights...

AitT2 was held in Cardiff last week, hosted and facilitated by the lovely folk of Spice and attended by the great, the good and the highly attractive. Excellent presentation on People-powered health and changing organisational cultures by Nick Dixon, Spice CEO Becky Booth and Geoff Thomas, CEO of TimeBanking Wales told us about time banking,…


Added by Ruth Dineen on April 10, 2012 at 18:37 — No Comments

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