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June 2012 Blog Posts (11)

SCIE's co-producing the future

You might be interested in this article about co-production developments at scie.



Added by Lucie Stephens on June 27, 2012 at 10:29 — No Comments

In Memory of the pioneering Elinor Ostrom

This post by David Boyle also appears on the nef website

Elinor Ostrom, who has just died aged 79, was not just a pioneer of co-production, she was a pioneer of a whole new kind of co-operative economics.


The work which made her the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for economics (also the first non-economist) was about mutualism, but it was her pioneering work on why crime goes up when the police get into patrol cars that provided the spark that…


Added by Lucie Stephens on June 21, 2012 at 10:33 — No Comments

A chance to visit and learn from the Essex Coalition of Disabled People

Hello everyone,

As part of NESTA's People Powered Health programme there is an opportunity for interested practitioners to visit and learn from the ecdp solutions - this open to all interested, but there are a limited number of spaces.…


Added by Joe Penny on June 20, 2012 at 14:04 — No Comments

New Local Area Coordination report

Hello everyone,

People might be interested in this new report on Local Area Coordination written by Ralph Broad for the Centre for Welfare Reform

I would also recomend having a look at their video - spelling out what true welfare reform should be about (making the system better, not…


Added by Joe Penny on June 19, 2012 at 9:47 — No Comments


Tuesday, 26 June, 5-7 PM, Durham Town Hall (Lantern Room) (click here for a map)


Join an exciting debate with leading thinkers, officers and councillors from Durham on the transformation of health and social care in the UK.


The discussion will provide a state-of-the-art…


Added by Frankie Hine-Hughes on June 18, 2012 at 16:43 — No Comments

New resources: a great case study in Northamptonshire Community Housing Network

Check out the Resources section of the website!

We've added short films and presentations from the Northamptonshire Community Housing Network who have been doing some excellent work helping people with disabilities find housing solutions in a reciprocal manner.

A good source of learning for us all, and hopefully the housing sector:


Added by Sarah Lyall on June 6, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Another round of Innovation in Giving Fund

The first round funded a number of co-production approaches (see the full list here) so definately worth having a think about applying - even though there is a bit of an IT bias.

The Innovation in Giving Fund aims to support innovations that have the potential to deliver a significant uplift in the giving and exchange of time, assets, skills, resources and money to achieve social goals and public benefit.  The White Paper on…


Added by Lucie Stephens on June 6, 2012 at 11:01 — No Comments

Next Coproduction Practitioners' Network Meeting in London: Young people's services, public sector challenges and more!

The next coproduction practitioners’ network meeting in London is going to be held on the 19th of June at Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton.

Following on from the last very informative and interesting event hosted by Christopher Geake at Praxis in Bethnal Green, we have been invited to Brixton by Helen Sharp, the…


Added by Sarah Lyall on June 6, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Anyone commissioners willing to share their thoughts?

Colleagues here at nef are asking for people to share their thoughts in a brief phone call to support a current piece of work. More below. Please contact Stephen directly. Many thanks!

nef consulting, has spent 12 months working with a group of community support services for marginalised and vulnerable women. The organisations we have worked with are unified by a holistic, woman-centred approach and a commitment to personalised, non-judgmental support.  

We have…


Added by Lucie Stephens on June 6, 2012 at 10:10 — No Comments

Wales updates (it's all happening)

Lots happening in Wales: here are some updates and events:


All in this Together: There's been a strong emphasis on co-production and collaboration in the responses to the Social Services (Wales) Bill. It’s the Committee stage next and it's all looking very positive. Also, plans are underway for a WG visit to Scottish Government co-pro champions to share ideas about co-production and public service delivery:…


Added by Ruth Dineen on June 6, 2012 at 9:52 — No Comments

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