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July 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Supporting people with disabilities and older people to use their gifts through enterprise

You might be interested in this forthcoming Community Catalysts event...............

 

Innovate, Stimulate, Activate

Exploring partnerships and supporting new enterprise to flourish



Middlesbrough Wednesday 19th September 12.30-4.15



Everybody has skills, talents and aspirations and older people and people with an illness or disability are no different. Many older and disabled people use social care services…

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Added by Lucie Stephens on July 31, 2012 at 15:18 — No Comments

Towards empowering young people

Hello the co-producers,
 
I've just posted a series of 3 blogs in which I share my reflections on "users" empowerment and co-production. I thought you might find them of interest. Here is the link to the first one: http://rdwbizz.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/towards-empowering-young-people-part-i.html…
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Added by Rachel B. Wickert on July 31, 2012 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

downloadable Co-production poster

Have just produced this What? Why? Who? co-pro poster (with help from designer Liz Price) for an Assets on Health Symposium taking place in Wrexham tomorrow. I have put it on the Co-production…

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Added by Ruth Dineen on July 29, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Diary dates for Welsh co-prodders & cross-border visitors

All in this Together 3: co-pro and communities

Wednesday 26 September, 1.30-4.30, Cardiff City Hall

absolutely unmissable line-up of luminous luminaries including Hazel Stuteley of Connecting Communities, Dawn Davies of Creation Development Trust (the UK's largest timebank), Nick Andrews talking about co-producing communities in dementia care homes, plus one…

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Added by Ruth Dineen on July 20, 2012 at 16:00 — No Comments

Seeing is believing

In the world of policy and research, the case study is one of the key ways in which we communicate new ideas, and innovative projects. But when it comes to other organisations learning from these innovations, there’s nothing quite like visiting the projects and meeting the people involved, to really get under the skin of it and ask the questions that help to make it relevant to your own work.

So, as part of our work with Nesta and the Innovation Unit’s People Powered Health Programme…

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Added by Julia on July 13, 2012 at 10:51 — No Comments

possible funding for health and social care innovators

The Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF) aims to support social enterprises deliver innovative health and social care services and products as well as to invest to help social enterprises to become sustainable in the longer term.

The Department of Health’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF) is now open till 24 August 2012 and has a further £19 million to invest in health and social care social enterprises, which are delivering exceptional care and driving innovation through…

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Added by Lucie Stephens on July 10, 2012 at 17:04 — No Comments

Co-production, personalisation and housing

quite a few new members from a housing background in recent weeks. Which reminded me that there is a interesting group being convened by sitra for DCLG looking at personalisation in housing. Unsurprisingly co-production is a major theme.

To find out more, and make a contribution go here

Also, is there any merit in convening an online network for housing

Added by Lucie Stephens on July 10, 2012 at 10:01 — No Comments

Co-pro & the environment/sustainability - help please?

Hi All, I'm looking for co-pro projects with a focus on the environment/sustainability (to support the Welsh co-pro revolution). Any links or contacts much appreciated! Many thanks. Ruth

Added by Ruth Dineen on July 9, 2012 at 18:40 — 4 Comments

Autumnal delights in Wales...

Advance notice of three proposed AitT events this autumn - confirmation and details to follow asap.

September: AitT3. Co-pro, communities and the environment (with Welsh Government)…

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Added by Ruth Dineen on July 9, 2012 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Barriers to choice in public services - please share your experiences

nef fellow David Boyle has been asked by the government to lead an independent review into barriers to choice in public services. This is fascinating topic, one closely related to the work we’re all doing on co-production.

Davids priority is both to look through the research (and rhetoric) about choice theory or service competition and try to find out what is actually…

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Added by Lucie Stephens on July 4, 2012 at 10:27 — No Comments

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